• Historical Solutions Proposed For Africa: Tourism

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    4 pages in length. Myriad historical solutions have been proposed for Africa, some of which have delivered credible and beneficial results, while others – like the concept of globalization – have done nothing but cause further pain and suffering. Tourism is one of the most positive proposals to impact Africa, with particular emphasis upon the attractive locale of Mauritius. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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    and suffering. Tourism is one of the most positive proposals to impact Africa, with particular emphasis upon the attractive locale of Mauritius. Tourism, in and of itself, is meant  to bolster the economic strength of the host city, state or country where it exists. While its two primary functions are to expose the traveler to the locations unique  and wonderful offerings, as well as allow the people to benefit financially from the money the tourist leaves behind, it has also been known to elicit a less than advantageous  outcome in the way of labor, environmental and political issues. Mauritius is one of many places where tourism has become a double-edged sword with the local people, inasmuch as  it represents much-needed economic support while at the same time reflecting certain problems for the natives. Labor represents one of the most critical components of Mauritius tourism, inasmuch as a  single hotel room is able to financially support four people with full-time wages. While it was a major concern that the workforce would forever have to be imported into  the country in order to keep up with the growing demand, the potential for exclusion has been all but removed from the mix by incorporating tourism into the Mauritian school  system curriculum, a move that illustrates the islands quest for long-term tourist development (Ellis PG). According to Karl Mootoosamy, director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Mauritius has developed many  offshoot industries as a means by which to attract and keep the global tourist dollar, including but not limited to diamond cutting, gold and diamond jewelry imports, textiles, golf, spa,  diving and windsurfing. Interestingly, Mauritius has been a long-standing honeymoon destination; however, the ever-growing tourism industry has provided the island people with "a very compound product, starting with honeymooners, 

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