The impact of human population on cultural tourism: A case study of Kasubi Tombs

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College of Economics and Management
The study aimed at establishing the impact of human population on cultural tourism a case study of Kasubi tombs it was guided by the following specific objectives which included, To examine the effect of human population on the cultural tourism in Kasubi tombs To establish the challenges of human population on cultural tourism in Kasubi tombs and to examine the solution to human population on cultural tourism in Kasubi tombs. The study will adopt a descriptive cross sectional study design. The study population comprised of 100 people who were chosen from the leadership structure and those directly mandated to manage Kasubi Tombs. A sample size of (80 people) was used. The study concluded that the current extinction crisis is caused primarily by human impacts upon wild and cultural heritage populations. Large carnivores are especially sensitive to human activity; because their requirements often conflict with those of local people, predators have been actively persecuted in most regions of Kasubi. With a growing international interest in heritage, growth in cultural tourism has increased the public and politician’s positive view of cultural resources as well as developed a wide range of expectations for the impacts of cultural tourism. The study recommended that On the effect of human population, The management of Kasubi tombs should come up and make an official demarcation of the ends and actual places where the cultural heritage site should stop in order to control the risk of human encroachment in to the cultural sites premises. The local leaders in Kasubi should take the initiative of registering all the people that come to settle in the area in order to know the percentage of the population living on the gazzetted areas for cultural tourism. Growth, on its own, is not enough. Destinations and their stakeholders are responsible for ensuring that growth is well-managed; that benefits are maximized; and that any negative externalities are minimized. This requires a continuous process of planning and management that evolves and that can be measured over time
A research report submitted to the College of Economics and Management in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management of Kampala International University
Human population, Cultural tourism, Kasubi Tombs, Kampala