Tourist Perceptions, Environmental Impacts, and Future Questions for Tanzania's Tourism Industry

Authors: Anna Solberg*, Kent State University
Topics: Africa, Tourism Geography, Environmental Perception
Keywords: Tourism, Tanzania, Environmental Impacts, Perceptions, Sub-Saharan Africa
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/7/2020
Start / End Time: 8:40 AM / 9:55 AM
Room: Colorado, Sheraton, IM Pei Tower, Majestic Level
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Sub-Saharan Africa's tourism sector has been substantially increasing over the last few decades through both economic growth, expansion of tourism land area, and international tourist numbers, so questions must be posed in order to understand the impact of the drastic contrasts and interactions between the tourists of the developed world and the local destination of the developing world. With nature-based tourism as the primary draw for tourists to Sub-Saharan African countries, it is crucial to understand what role travelers are playing within the destination. This research explores perceptions of the tourists that visit such areas within Tanzania through survey data.

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