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The Impacts of Tourism Industry on Host Community (Published)

It is a well-known fact that tourism is a sector that can contribute to the economic growth of a region. Moreover, tourism produces social benefits to the region (i.e. small and medium-sized enterprises’ development, creation of new jobs, improvement of infrastructure etc.). Culturally, tourism is said to be an element of community enrichment, thanks to the meeting of different cultures. Also tourism can positively contribute to the maintenance of a natural environment by protecting, creating or maintaining national parks or other protected areas. This paper focuses on the tourism sector and its impacts on the economy, environment, politics and the socio-cultural being of the host community. The main aim of this research is to highlight the well-organized and managed economic impacts by host communities on the host community.

Keywords: Economic Impacts, Environmental Impacts, Social and Cultural Impacts, Tourism