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1. Economic Impact of Tourism

Tourism creates employmentopportunity to the citizens of the host country. Employment, in turn,boosts their purchasing power which leads to the growth of theeconomy. Also, the visitors act as a new market for locally producedgoods such as traditional jewellery. The money spent is used to buyother commodities within the country. Additionally, the tourismsectors pay taxes to the government, thus increasinggovernment expenditure.Correspondingly, organizations such as the World Tourism Organization(WTO) facilitate the economic impact through roles such as advocatingfor sustainable tourism. The World Travel &amp Tourism Council, onthe other hand, records and reports on the economic growth of thetourism industries in the 184 countries (Tribe, 2015).

2. Positive and NegativeImpacts of Tourism

Tourism creates a chance forinternational organizations and understanding, prosperity, peace,respect for human rights, and freedom for individuals. However, thenumber of tourists that come into a country must be manageable toavoid tourism pollution. Additionally, these visitors must respectthe culture of the people living within in the host country to enablesocioeconomic interactions between them. The tourist affects thenatural environment either positively or negatively. The tourists canencourage the locals to take care of the environment such as cleaningof parks, and maintaining trees because it provides income in theirlives. Alternatively, an unmanageable number of tourists can causedetrimental effects such as alter the feeding habits of wild animalssuch as monkeys (Tribe, 2015). In development, tourism can offer jobsto the people, but at the same time cause the government toprioritize more on the environment, rather than the people’s needs.

3. Origin of GovernmentSponsored Recreation

Recreation involves doing leisureactivities during the spare time. Governments all around have fencedthe national parks with various types of animals which they use toattract tourism. The majority of people during their free time travelin these parks in pursuit of relaxation (Tribe, 2015). The nationalparks and other government sponsored recreational activities haveoutlived the purpose.

4. Concept of Recreation

Tribe (2015) stated that thespecial populations require a plan for recreation activities, specialevents, among other leisure all round the year in the countries thatthey plan to visit. The programs are mostly designed to maintain,upgrade, and make the tourists up their leisure skills in activitiessuch as hiking, riding, socialization, among others, that are notwork-related. The various types of social functions includeathletics, and other sports including education on how to spendleisure time. The others are general recreation, physical fitnesscentres, and assistance of professional trainers while doing theexercises.


Tribe, J. (2015). The economicsof recreation, leisure and tourism. Routledge.