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Author : Lee Davidson & Mondher Sahli
School/Work Place : Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Contact : mondher.sahli@vuw.ac.at
Year : 2010

This case study complements recent research on FDI in tourism in African countries conducted by the United National Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). These projects aim to better understand the pro-development effects of tourism and tourism FDI in developing countries. The Gambia was chosen because of the significant role that both tourism and FDI have played in this country. An assessment of how tourism FDI impacts on the economy is made using data collected from a sample of foreign and locally owned hotels via an in-depth questionnaire, plus key informant interviews with stakeholders in the tourism sector. To determine the impact of FDI, a comparison is made between foreign and local hotels within similar categories (upmarket, midmarket and budget) in terms of a number of factors including employment, profitability, environmental sustainability and community linkages. This case study also discusses the challenges to tourism-induced development in The Gambia and the ways to enhance its socioeconomic contribution to poverty reduction.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
5 Think Tank VI Family Businesses and Sustainable Tourism: the Role of... file 3360 Oct 13, 2013

Family businesses, that is, businesses owned and/or operated my members of a single family, are predominant in Western economies. This is also an important category of business within tourism hospitality, particularly in rural areas where r...

Author: Janne J. Liburd & Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2006 

4 Think Tank VI Ecotourism and Environmental Education: Opportunities ... file 81259 Oct 13, 2013

Ecotourism, which typically involves nature-based tourism, plays an increasing role in today's environmental management. As environmental conservation has, in many cases, suffered from a limited budget, funding ecotourism is perceived as a w...

Author: Aphirom Promchanya 

Year: 2006 

3 Think Tank VI Corporate Social Responsibility or Government Interven... file 7585 Oct 13, 2013

Implicit in notions of sustainable development is an holistic triple bottom line approach that seeks to preserve essential ecological processes, protect human heritage and biodiversity and foster inter and intra-generational equity whilst r...

Author: David Wood & Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2006 

2 Think Tank IV Mass-ski Tourism in the Dolomites and Sustainability: ... file 3227 Oct 13, 2013

The aim of this paper is to highlight the impact of mass-ski tourism on the environment in the Dolomites (Italian Alps), where in winter the principal activities are snow sports. In implementing this development model the Dolomite region has...

Author: Mariangela Franch, Umberto Martini, Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi, Federica Buffa, Pietro Marzani & Maria Della Lucia 

Year: 2004 

OPA: 2004 Runner Up 

1 Think Tank IV Tourism focused NGO's - An Online Content Analysis file 2797 Oct 13, 2013

The number of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) increased from 31,246 to 37,281 (19.3%) between 1990 and 2000, (Human Development Report, 2002). The importance of NGOs is documented in United Nations Local Agenda 21 Chapter 27, 'Strength...

Author: Meng-Mei Chen & James Holleran 

Year: 2004 

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