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FILM: Impact Of Tourism: Gambia


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33 mins, 2001

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Gambia seems ideal for holidays. With plentiful sunshine and long, white beaches, tourism has become a major source of income. But tourism in a developing country is a double-edged sword. Despite swelling numbers of visitors, little money ends up with local people. Holidays are run by foreign tour operators and tourists stay mostly in the foreign-owned hotels, eating imported food. Is community tourism - for example getting people to spend money locally - the best hope for the future?

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