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The Impact of Tourism Leakages on Local Economies: A Case Study of Nyanga District, Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.author Chirenje, Leonard C.
dc.contributor.author Chitotombe, Joseline
dc.contributor.author Gukurume, Simbarashe
dc.contributor.author Chazovachii, Bernard
dc.contributor.author Chitongo, Leonard
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-12T12:29:37Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-12T12:29:37Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/290
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the impact of tourism leakages on the local economies. It draws results from a survey done in Nyanga District in Zimbabwe. Data were collected using questionnaires and in-depth interviews. The quantitative analyses were employed to evaluate the level of leakages and its impact on local economies using monetary values. Content analysis was used to summarize community perception of tourism contribution to local economies. Results revealed that the most dominant type of leakage noted in the study area was internal/import leakage followed by external leakage and pre-leakage. Out of USD $187 that is spent by each tourist in Nyanga per day, the locals only get USD $24 which is 12. 83% and the rest, 87.17% goes to the service providers which are not owned by the local people. The leakage of money out of the country was however relatively low. The paper concludes that the low leakage out of the country is a result of limited number of international tourists. Reduction of leakages can only be achieved through the creation of strong and sustainable linkages of ecotourism with the other livelihood options, training local communities and strong local community participation in ecotourism activities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher (Kamla-Raj ) J Hum Ecol, 42(1): 9-16 (2013 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;J Hum Ecol, 42(1):
dc.subject Poverty alleviation en_US
dc.subject Tourism leakages en_US
dc.subject Rural livelihoods en_US
dc.subject Tourism employment en_US
dc.subject Community participation en_US
dc.title The Impact of Tourism Leakages on Local Economies: A Case Study of Nyanga District, Zimbabwe en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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