Tourism in the Republic of Cyprus

Tourism has both a positive and negative impact on the localcommunity. Many communities look toward tourism to bring strongeconomic growth and stability; however, often times, communitiesoverlook the potential negative social, political, andenvironmental impact. For this assignment, refer to the case studytitled “Towards Sustainability: Tourism in the Republic of Cyprus,”found in the Harris, L.C, & Husbands, W 1996 case book. Write asix to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: 1. Provide an overviewof the tourism activities in Cyprus prior to the contemporarydevelopment and planning of tourism. 2. Assess the economic,social, political, and environmental impact of tourism prior to thecontemporary development and planning of tourism. State why propertourism planning and development was needed. 3. Summarize thecontemporary tourism planning process the government of Cyprus, theCyprus Tourism Organization (CTO), and the World TourismOrganization (WTO) conducted and the effects of the plan. Critiquethe plan’s effectiveness and recommend what could have been donedifferently. 4. Recommend three (3) strategies for moving Cyprustoward sustainability with its tourism industry. 5. Conduct afinancial analysis of the tourism industry in Cyprus today and afuture projection of tourism demand for Cyprus. 6. Compare andcontrast another coastal tourism destination with Cyprus anddifferentiate its approach to the development and planning oftourism. 7. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources inthis assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualityas academic resources.

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