reducing inequalities- tourism in Jamaica case study

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  • Tourism in Jamaica
    • state of economy
      • high unemployment
      • in debt
      • based on minerals and agriculture
      • slow growth
    • how it contributes to development
      • 24% GDP in 2014
        • expected rise to 32%
      • each tourist spennds around $100 a day
      • $2b per year from tourism
    • impacts of tourism
      • employment
        • provides 200000 jobs
        • gives people skills
        • jobs in hotels etc
        • improved quality of life for locals
      • infrastructure
        • investment in infrastructure
        • north coast significantly improved
      • quality of life
        • North coast has high quality of life- where majority tourism is
        • people in surrounding areas suffer- uneven spread
      • environment
        • footpath erosion
        • ecotourism benefits economy
    • disadvantages
      • jobs are seasonal and low skill= min wage
      • culture altered by tourist demand
      • chain resorts mean they get money not Jamaica
    • managing tourism
      • spreading tourism to other areas
      • involving locals- eg local guides

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