Artículo Year: 2012 Vol.: 10 No.: 2 pp.: 3-16 Language: Inglés

Attainment of MDGs through tourism in the Central African sub-region: Implications for local economic development in Cameroon

Author: Albert N. Kimbu

This paper examines the role and contribution of tourism to local economic development and in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals one and seven dealing with extreme poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability in the biodiversity endowed Central African sub-region. The concepts of sustainable tourism development and local economic development (in sub-Saharan Africa) are examined. Through field observations and semi-structured interviews with 21 tourism industry stakeholders in Cameroon, an analysis of tourism's role and future in LED and in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals 1 & 7 is undertaken. The core challenges presently inhibiting tourism's development thereby limiting its contribution to local economic development and the attainment of these goals in Cameroon are identified and a framework within which tourism's contribution can be increased is proposed.

ISSN: 1695-7212
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