Outdoor Recreation Plays a Big Role in the State’s Economy
As anyone who has stood in the checkout line at a sporting goods store can attest, outdoor recreation is big business in Washington State. Whether they're kayakers or clam diggers, fishers or hikers, outdoor enthusiasts generate billions of dollars in spending annually in state as they enjoy the unique biological diversity of Washington's wildlife and other natural resources. In the year of 2001, wildlife viewers, hunters and fishers alone spent more than $2.1 billion in the Washington, according to a current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey. however despite this spending — and the jobs, tax revenues and other economic benefits created by it — outdoor recreation is seldom mentioned in ongoing dialogue over our state's economy. Manufacturing, financial services, biotechnology and other sectors all attract their fair share of attention, however outdoor recreation is largely ignored.
(Source: Koenings, J. (2003) Outdoor Recreation plays a big role in the state’s economy, Seattle Times,November 19.)
In brief illustrate out the economic impact of outdoor recreation on U.S. economy.
Illustrate out the contribution of outdoor recreation on Mauritian economy.
Do you think that there is the potential to raise the inflow of funds in Mauritius by the outdoor recreation activities? Justify your answer.