Rural tourism has frequently been identified as a vehicle for safeguarding the integrity of the countryside resource, improving the rural economy and maintaining rural ways of life (Hall and Jenkins, 1998).
Critically examine and discuss the factors needed for sustainable and successful rural tourism development.
Sustainable tourism is dependent on the effective cooperation of all stakeholders in the industry, for instance suppliers, intermediaries, public sector and consumers.
Critically examine and discuss the relationships and effects of tour operators upon the sustainability of tourism destinations. Illustrate your answer with relevant exs.
Critically examine and discuss the range of socio-cultural impacts that tourism can have on the host community and analyze the factors which can affect the intensity of these impacts. Illustrate your answer with relevant exs.