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Type Journal Article - The Journal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Title Implications of Rapid Population Growth on Sustainable Tourism Development in Uganda
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Volume 11
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
Page numbers 30
URL http://www.caes.mak.ac.ug/Publications/2012/Tourism-conservation-and-development-Issue-MAWAZO-2012.p​df#page=40
Abstract
This paper explores the implications of rapid population growth on sustainable tourism development with particular reference to Uganda. Basing on desk research, data generated through extensive documentary review and telephone interviews with key stakeholders, evidence is provided that at a population growth rate of 3.2% per annum, Uganda’s population is more of a liability than an asset. The rapid growth in absolute numbers has caused pressure on tourism resources, has contributed to poverty as dependants dominate it, and contributes to unemployment, civil unrest and uncertainty to the detriment of sustainable tourism development. Therefore, if tourism is to continue playing a role in the development process of Uganda, the resource base has to be protected and the population growth rate reduced.

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