Daniel Halliday
Sep 26, 2018 · Last update 1 yr. ago.

How can a country promote a tourist economy in their region?

Tourism undoubtably plays a positive role on a countries economy, and is often linked to promoting peace, by easing poverty and unemployment while encouraging mutual cultural appreciation. But how can a country encourage tourism?
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Promote special interest activities and industries
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Connectedness - transport and easy visas
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Be the home of a record breaker
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Funding for transport and service infrastructure
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Preserve historical or cultural landmarks
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Promote special interest activities and industries

Many tourists do not enjoy the usual tourist areas and activities often referred to as ‘tourist traps’, many seeking pristine and undisturbed natural areas as an alternative to the usual busy city life they may be accustomed to. Ecotourism is a growing industry and involves bringing tourists to areas of ecological interest either to experience exotic or threatened natural environments or to have the experience of participating in conservation efforts. Funding positive conservation schemes and promoting special interest industry projects around this could help bring new sources of employment to rural areas, not just the usual urban tourist traps. However schemes such as this could also have a positive impact on endangered environments, or simply help raise awareness around these issues.

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Connectedness - transport and easy visas

South-East Asia has some of the oldest backpacker trails, with low costs, vibrant culture and a straightforward ease to travelling around attracting countless tourists. Since the 1970’s an ever growing number of backpackers have been travelling around Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. With cheap bus, train, and more recently flight networks, combined with a straight forward, same day, tourist visa process, these countries have effectively connected into a South-East Asian tourism hub.

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Be the home of a record breaker

India has recently unveiled the worlds tallest statue, measuring at 182m, around twice the size of the Statue of Liberty in the US. This ‘State of Unity’ statue is a bronze behemoth built to the likeness of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who played a leading role in Indian independence in 1947, which is expected to bring around 15,000 visitors to Gujarat daily. Ticket prices are reported to range from Rs120-350, so it is expected to make well over a million rupees daily, thus easing local unemployment and poverty, while generating tax and raising awareness around India’s political history.

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Funding for transport and service infrastructure

Inevitably, if a country wants to host tourists they will need both a place to stay and a means to get around. If these two basic needs are not met, tourists literally cannot tour a country or region. Funding transport infrastructure will help visitors maximise their sightseeing and attracting/initiating a good service industry will make sightseeing more enjoyable or hotel and spa breaks more fulfilling.

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Inevitably, if a country wants to host tourists they will need both a place to stay and a means to get around. If these two basic needs are not met, tourists literally cannot tour a country or region. Funding transport infrastructure will help visitors maximise their sightseeing and attracting/initiating a good service industry will make sightseeing more enjoyable or hotel and spa breaks more fulfilling.

Preserve historical or cultural landmarks

A large amount of tourism involves visiting historical landmarks, preserving and safeguarding such landmarks should be a priority for economies looking to attract more tourists. Furthermore cultural attractions, such as customs, festivals and even markets play a big role in attracting tourists and should likewise be protected.

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