There are many social benefits of tourism, demonstrating positive social impacts. These might include; preserving the local culture and heritage; strengthening communities; provision of social services; commercialisation of culture and art; revitalisation of customs and art forms and the preservation of heritage.
Tourism triggers the revenue from transportation, hospitality, accommodation, entertainment, leisure activities, etc. It also plays a major role in developing the socioeconomic conditions of the country. Growth in the tourist often leads in inflow of foreign exchange earnings.
What is the significance of tourism?
Tourism boosts the revenue of the economy, creates thousands of jobs, develops the infrastructures of a country, and plants a sense of cultural exchange between foreigners and citizens. The number of jobs created by tourism in many different areas is significant.
3 Positive social impacts of Tourism on local communities
improving the infrastructure of the host country e.g. better roads, more schools, more hospitals, bigger airports etc that benefit local people. Improved infrastructure e.g. better roads often benefits local people and tourists.
Sociocultural impacts are the ‘human impacts’ of the tourism industry, with an emphasis on changes in the quality of residents’ daily life at the tourist destinations and cultural impacts related to transformations in traditional values, norms, and identities arising from tourism .
Social impact can be defined as the net effect of an activity on a community and the well-being of individuals and families. At CSI, we take a systems approach to improving social impact through government, business and social purpose sectors.
Positive impacts begin when there is an increase in job opportunities for locals as the tourism industry becomes more developed. … Negative impacts are the effects, that are caused in most cases, at the tourist destination site with detrimental impacts to the social and cultural area, as well as the natural environment.