An assessment of the tourism industry on poverty alleviation in Zanzibar a case study of urban west region Zanzibar

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Kampala International University, Colleges of Humanities and Social sciences
The study assessed the tourism on poverty alleviation, its case study was taken in urban west region of Zanzibar with three specific objectives, analyzes the contribution of tourism towards employment, to evaluate the involvement of tourism in foreign exchange earning in Zanzibar, and to find the linkage between tourism and other sectors of economy in Zanzibar. A case study method was used as research design. Deductive approach was opted and to sample the population of the study and select respondents simple random and purposive sampling techniques were applied respectively. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from government. Official and Main Stakeholders concerned with tourism activities while a structured interview was used in collecting data from small stakeholders and Informal traders who dealing with tourism in Zanzibar. To test the questions a panel of four experts was used to check the clarity and effectiveness and the collected data were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The results of the study show that, tourism industry has greater contribution to the poverty alleviation in Zanzibar, and concluded that, Zanzibar to develop need to improve and protect the tourism industry because is the only sector which support a wide scope of development of other sectors, the people life standard and the Nation in general.
A thesis presented to the school of postgraduate studies and research of Kampala international university, Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree master of arts in project planning and management.
Tourism industry, Poverty alleviation, Zanzibar, Urban west region