The author is grateful to the following for their contribution to the research: Adama Bah, Business Development Consultant, Concern Universal; Essa Coker, Marketing Manager, Gambia Tourism Authority; Angela Colley, Secretary of State, Tourism & Culture; Buba Drammeh, Front Office Manager, Mansea Beach Hotel; Sherif Marong, Owner, Golden Beach Hotel; Tijan Nyang, Tourism Consultant, Banjul;Juergen Odenwald, General Manager, Senegambia Beach Hotel; Bakary Sanyang, Commissioner of Domestic Taxes, Gambia revenue Authority; Kaliba Senghore, Director General, Gambia Tourism Authority; Joyce Stavroulakis, Resort Manager, Gambia Experience. Registered in England & Wales No. ii Co n t e n t s 1. It also describes different aspects that together make up the tourism industry. While the coronavirus pandemic is affecting virtually every aspect of our lives, it’s hitting the tourism industry particularly hard. The tourism industry has been massively affected by the spread of coronavirus, as many countries have introduced travel restrictions in an attempt to contain its spread. Of course, with a great opportunity, comes great challenges. Is tourism good for developing countries in the long-term? endobj It is the question that all professionals in the travel industry would like to have answered. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the tourism industry due to the resulting travel restrictions as well as slump in demand among travelers. But before we delve any deeper, let’s look at what Industry 4.0 is in a nutshell. The Forum could adopt conclusions that would be the basis of subsequent action by the ILO and its constituents. Industry 4.0 is the of automation information and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. We use cookies to improve your website experience. Cyber-crime will continue to be another major challenge the travel industry faces. developed and emerging economies. The following tourism and hospitality are but few examples of the wave of the future : 1. By closing this message, you are consenting to our use of cookies. The Istanbul Programme of Action sets out a roadmap for the world's poorest nations to climb the development ladder – but challenges hinder progress. The world is facing an unprecedented global health, social and economic emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Key development challenges facing the Least Developed Countries. Among all the developing countries, population growth remains one of the reasons for these countries to remain poor. It was only after the economic liberalisation and opening up of their respective economies that these countries began on a growth trajectory similar to that of the developed countries. The challenges of the tourism industry in the next decade. It reveals that tourism is not immune to the factors that determine a county's LDC status but that, although claims of tourism's developmental role should be treated with caution, the economic contribution of tourism may be enhanced in a number of ways. By Caribbean Journal Staff . June 3, 2019 September 11, 2019. ‘Sustainable travel’ and ‘climate change’ listed as second and third biggest challenges. endobj Contributing to sustainable development 3. 13, pp 234-261. They require accommodation if they are visiting a … That makes for one of the greatest challenges facing the hospitality industry and restaurants. But, it should also be restricted to some extents. Tourism threatens countries when they become too dependent on this singular source of revenue. Highlights of the IMEX Policy Forum 2018 — formerly known as the Politicians Forum — held May 15 in Frankfurt, Germany, have recently been published in a special report. <> Tourists travel to destinations that are accessible to them. Register to receive personalised research and resources by email, Tourism and development challenges in the least developed countries: the case of The Gambia, University of Central Lancashire, Tourism & Leisure Management , Greenbank Building, Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom, /doi/full/10.1080/13683500802376240?needAccess=true. Tourism Development in Least Developed Countries: Challenges and Opportunities Raymond Saner, Lichia Yiu and Mario Filadoro Centre for Socio-EcoNomic Development (CSEND), Switzerland Published in Angelo A. Camillo (editor) “Handbook of Research on Global Hospitality and Tourism Management”, IGI Global Publ., Hershey, Penn. Development Cooperation and Climate Change" was launched in Bonn, Germany, at the 30th sessions of 3099067 on what the tourism industry itself can do in order to increase its sustainability, defines three major problems, and suggests possible tourism initiatives to help solve these problems. Drawing on research in The Gambia, this paper explores the challenges to tourism-induced development in LDCs. By Runy Calmera and Miguel Goede Op-Ed Contributors. Now, instead, the country’s economy is projected to face contraction between 8 and 13 per cent. Adding 800 million visitors a year is the equivalent of adding 8 or 9 Walt Disney Worlds to the tourism industry. Print . It creates jobs and gives a boost to the economy. Challenges facing the tourism industry 1. <> While tourism is undoubtedly helpful for poor countries’ economies, it can also bring added challenges to these developing nations. 3 0 obj The publication "Rethinking Development in a Carbon-Constrained World. 5 Howick Place | London | SW1P 1WG. Also, it is now forecasted that tourism – the spine of Maldives economy – will suffer a huge loss. Although tourism has long been promoted on the basis of its potential contribution to development, attention has been focused more recently on the developmental role of tourism in least developed countries (LDCs). 1 0 obj What is coming in tourism . It now appears that Bangladesh is facing a major economic crisis in the making caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Security of Funding: significant investment is required from the private and public sector for facilities, major infrastructure development and modernizing and upgrading existing facilities. Blog by. Economically, it brings money and this is the main reason why it is promoted. Income generated from tourism … Globalizationis leading the creation of uniform standards and protocols. in less deve loped countries that have sought to develop their economies by developing tourism. In the travel and hotel sectors, the ups and downs of global events have an obvious impact on international spending. Tourism is the fourth-largest industry in the global economy. endobj ?�������+���K�PY-ɳ2����Wy�������R6�wr��ׯ>�`F�����d��^���;��Y�ERTY�|��>I.Ņ~y�!�/?7�$m����9K� �����ʘHʼ� Methodology The study use secondary sources of information to achieve its objectives. To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy. addresses the history of tourism, section 4 provides the performance of tourism, section 5 provides the challenges of tourism industry and section 6 concludes the paper while section 7 gives the acknowledgement 2. 4 0 obj Tourism Challenges and the Opportunities for Sustainability: A Case Study of Grenada, Barbados, and Tobago Helen M. Bhola-Paul St. George’s University, Grenada Tourists travel to the islands of Grenada, Barbados, and Tobago to bask in the sun of these islands’ pristine beaches. Advantages of tourism. The travel industry, therefore, works towards offering products that allow the average tourist or traveler to experience something they have never experienced before. Building productive capacities in the LDCs for inclusive and sustainable development, Meeting Report, Geneva, 27-29 October 2010.....1 2. Essam Yassin Mohammed. The 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), the Rio Earth Summit, identified Travel & Tourism as one of the key sectors of the economy which could make a positive contribution to achieving sustainable development. Essam Yassin Mohammed is a senior researcher in IIED's Shaping Sustainable Markets research group. The purpose of this paper is to examine some of the challenges the tourism and hospitality industry may encounter in looking to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to offer some wider reflections on sustainability within the industry. International tourist arrivals declined 70% in January-August 2020 amid COVID-19. Not only are a number of LDCs currently achieving the world's highest growth rates in tourist arrivals, but it is claimed that tourism should be regarded as an integral element of their development policy. Increased speed and shopping-use of the Internet in developed countries 2.Extended reach in less-developed countries 3.Improved security of personal information 4.Robotic labor sources 5.Reservation system with more sophisticated, voice activated, artificial intelligence The tourism crisis is the impacts that adding 800 million additional international visitors per year to the tourism industry, not to mention the increase of tourism visits that may take place within national borders. <>>> Novelty is a much-needed element in to… <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> 3�m���v9�i��|h���q��d�yj׻$�@^��3k|�θt^]'�a�6=L S=-�i7 ���~ w����)D��L�DU. On the other hand, tourism ’s economic potential has frequently b een overlooked, particularly Tourism is just have its own pros and cons. 12 Challenges Facing Caribbean Small Island Developing States. For tourism-heavy locations, this is even truer. Draft of chapter for Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs book. stream Tatiana Rokou / 09 Jan 2020 08:08 11168 ‘Economic uncertainty’ highlighted as biggest challenge facing the travel industry. CHALLENGES FACING THE TOURISM INDUSTRY 2. Although tourism has long been promoted on the basis of its potential contribution to development, attention has been focused more recently on the developmental role of tourism in least developed countries (LDCs). 29 June 2016 @EYMohammed. To take specific examples, both India and China have historically been among the poorer countries because of their huge populations. However, despite the apparently successful growth of tourism in many LDCs, wider economic growth and development has, in many cases, not occurred. Author: Casey Gale . B. After a brief reopening of the economy, the country now has reverted to 'hard' lockdowns in various places to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic amid demands from certain sections of the population to do so. x��\[o�8�~o����d���II�A���f��wv��b1���$>�X^���?UERe�v=qd�c�n�*s�v�[�7�]��ϗow�f��.��.�u�]������M{�k�\7�e�������ѧ�۵۫��݇�ɻ�ׯ. O.T.T. What will the tourist sector have in the coming years? However, the unique selling point (USP) of travel companies or destination marketing organizations (DMOs) lies in providing a rare and unique experience. ; Travel and tourism is among the most affected sectors with a massive fall of international demand amid global travel restrictions including many borders fully closed, to contain the virus. in developing countries by providing jobs, generating income, diversifying the economy, protecting the environment, and promoting cross-cultural awareness. to evaluate and discuss new developments and challenges for the tourism sector and their impact on employment, human resources development and industrial relations. Tourism cannot merely hobble from pandemics and health crisis to the next. %PDF-1.5 Five obstacles facing Least Developed Countries . Other problems should also be included in the discussion for it to become exhaustive. The history section is achieved using Tourism Sector, Tourism Sector. • However, key challenges must be addressed if peace-enhancing benefits from this industry are to be realized. 3 Major Challenges Facing Travel and Tourism . Gaps in ‘technological skills’ identified as fourth biggest challenge facing industry. 2 Explain some of the main challenges facing developing countries. As the demand for lodging and plane travel goes down, both total revenue and profit decrease. %���� We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0 as its more commonly known. 2015, chapt. 3 Define the view of development known as the “Washington Consensus.” 4 Outline the current debates about development policies. 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