The value and importance of tourism in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

Stephens, Jamie (2007) The value and importance of tourism in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This paper looks at the effects tourism is having on the islands of Kaledupa and Hoga in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. With leakage of tourism revenue a key issue in the developing world's tourism industry, what is actual worth of tourism in the region and how important is the income generated for the local community. Evidence will be drawn from semi-structured interviews with the local population currently effected by tourism; matched sampling using quantitative and qualitative questions will assess research tourists who visit the region; and the staff of a conservation non-governmental organisation will be questioned using qualitative questions. The paper concludes by finding that conservation plays a key role in long-term tourism development. Tourism is an important part of the regions economy, yet leakage is in the order of 48%. Future recommendations are also suggested for how tourism can be more effectively managed in the marine protected area.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/395

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