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Contribution of Tourism to Poverty Alleviation (Escap by United Nations

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It truly is now famous that tourism can give a contribution to poverty relief via activity production and effective employment. Tax profit derived from tourism actions can be utilized to enhance schooling, future health and infrastructure improvement, all of that are vital for poverty relief. tradition and culture should be revitalized and the normal setting could be preserved via applicable and sustainable tourism improvement. This e-book summarizes the papers provided through state representatives attending the "Seminar on Poverty relief via Sustainable Tourism improvement" and suggestion papers ready by way of specialists related to tourism improvement and poverty relief.

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After recognizing this problem, the government was instrumental in developing a non-traditional region market base comprised of China; Hong Kong, China; India; Japan; Malaysia; Maldives; Singapore; Thailand and countries in the Middle East. The issue of seasonality has been addressed by promoting sporting, cultural and religious events that take place throughout the year. Diversifying tourism products in order to create more trickle down benefits to the local community through increased job opportunities has been another approach adopted by Sri Lanka.

Overview of tourism development and the economic impact of tourism The Philippines has more than 7,100 islands spread over the archipelago. It is endowed with a diverse range of attractions including the people and their culture, fine sandy white beaches, scenic seascapes, impressive sunsets, gorges, waterfalls, outstanding coral reef formations, volcanoes, limestone caverns, ancient terraces, panoramic vistas, as well as shopping, eating out and the nightlife in the major cities. There is also a growing number of beach resort facilities, sightseeing tours focusing on culture, history, and nature, and special interest tourism products such as conventions, scuba diving, sport fishing, golfing, trekking, bird watching and festivals.

The solution was to develop a tailor-made training programme to create awareness among the area guides, site guides, vendors, taxi drivers, souvenir sellers etc. in order to regularize their behaviour. The training programme enrolled more than 300 participants for a period of ten days. The programme covered the subjects: Sri Lankan tourism industry; historical background of the country; geographical conditions; tourism products in the country; potential tourism products in the resort area; various tourism-related employment opportunities available in the resort; local culture; dance; songs; etc.

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