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dc.contributor.authorRamkissoon, Haywantee
dc.contributor.authorSowamber, Vishnee
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-06T15:28:25Z
dc.date.available2020-07-06T15:28:25Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-30
dc.identifier.citationRamkissoon, H. & Sowamber, V. (2020). 'Local community support in tourism in Mauritius – ray of Llght by LUX*'. In E. Adu-Ampong, A. Ribeiro, & M. Novelli (Eds.) In 'Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa'. Abingdon: Routledge.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781138496088
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624950
dc.description.abstractTourism development is said to be a priority sector for economic growth within Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), generating employment and foreign investment to these countries (Nunkoo & Ramkissoon, 2011a; b). SIDS also face fierce competition in maintaining their positioning competing with not only existing competitors but also with emerging destinations (Ramkissoon & Uysal, 2011; 2018; Seetaram & Joubert, 2018). Local communities have great expectations from the tourism industry as a source of employment, and they tend to be in support of tourism development in their country (Nunkoo & Ramkissoon, 2013). However, the local people also get impacted by adverse impacts from tourist activities including waste production, land use and depletion of resources (water, land, marine) (Kim, Uysal, & Sirgy, 2013; Ramkissoon & Durbarry, 2009). Further, local cultures might not always be well grasped by non-locals who work in the tourism sector. While many value diversity, some may tend to impose their own cultures at destinations if they are not well sensitized on respecting the local culture. An important remark in SIDS is that the employment salary provided to the locals is very often just enough for survival. It is a sector which operates 24/7, with work shifts comprising of odd hours, weekends, and public holidays. Tourism workers very often experience burnout if they do not have a manager who fuels them with motivation (Andereck & Nyaupane, 2011). To be able to sustain growth, tourism operators need to ensure that they are creating adequate value within the local community and for this, the local residents’ participation is important (Hwang, Chi & Lee, 2013). The tourism sector has the opportunity to demonstrate sustainable development through implementation of initiatives which involves stakeholder engagement and participation (Byrd, Ca´rdenas, & Greenwood, 2008; Nunkoo & Ramkissoon, 2017). This chapter uses the Mauritian hotel group LUX* Resorts and Hotels as a case study and discusses the ‘Ray of Light’ social initiative as part of its sustainable tourism development strategy. It further discusses strategies practitioners and policy-makers need to consider to promote sustainability at their organizations embracing tourism as an instrument for positive change.en_US
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dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Tourism-in-Africa/Novelli-Adu-Ampong-Ribeiro/p/book/9781138496088en_US
dc.subjectTourismen_US
dc.subjectLocal Communityen_US
dc.subjectSustainable Developmenten_US
dc.subjectRay of lighten_US
dc.titleLocal community support in tourism in Mauritius – ray of light by LUX*en_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derby, UKen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUiT, The Arctic University of Norwayen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMonash University, Australiaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Johannesburg, South Africaen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020
dc.author.detail786764en_US


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