Community Based Approach to Sustainable Tourism
Geographic focus: Ghana / Northern region of Ghana
Date completed: 2002
Tourism has the potential to transform local economies and indirectly preserve threatened species, but must be planned guided according to a regional model. Alhassan Amin, a student from Ghana, used GIS technologies to help analyze patterns and relationships related to tourism in the northern region of his country. He recommended that policy makers adopt a similar approach to planning and regulating tourism. Alhassan also proposed that planners consult local communities when carrying out tourism-related projects.
Topics / keywords: Tourism; Natural Resources; Bush Meat
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