Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) recently structured the ‘Carnival of Flic-en-Flac’. As a matter of fact, festivals, meetings and events, collectively recognized as FMEs, are emerging at many destinations. But, host communities generally bear the burden of FMEs as they are required to accept the latter’s activities, open their doors to welcome the intrusion and gaze of the visitor, and to pay for the costs of additional infrastructure and pressure on indispensable resources required to host them.
problem 1: With reference to the above event; discuss and illustrate out four (4) negative socio-cultural impacts of FMEs; substantiate your answers with instances as far as possible.
problem 2: Discuss two ways in which a community approach to sustainable FME management is advantageous to host community and other stakeholders