Assignment 4: Toward Sustainability? Tourism in the Republic of Cyprus
Due Week 10 and worth 200 points
Tourism has both a positive and negative impact on the local community.
Many communities look toward tourism to bring strong economic growth and stability; however, often times, communities overlook the potential negative social, political, and environmental impact.
For this assignment, refer to the case study titled “Towards Sustainability: Tourism in the Republic of Cyprus,” found in the Harris, L.
C, & Husbands, W 1996 case book.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
Provide an overview of the tourism activities in Cyprus prior to the contemporary development and planning of tourism.
Assess the economic, social, political, and environmental impact of tourism prior to the contemporary development and planning of tourism.
State why proper tourism planning and development was needed.
Summarize the contemporary tourism planning process the government of Cyprus, the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO), and the World Tourism Organization (WTO) conducted and the effects of the plan.
Critique the plan’s effectiveness and recommend what could have been done differently.
Recommend three (3) strategies for moving Cyprus toward sustainability with its tourism industry.
Conduct a financial analysis of the tourism industry in Cyprus today and a future projection of tourism demand for Cyprus.
Compare and contrast another coastal tourism destination with Cyprus and differentiate its approach to the development and planning of tourism.
Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment.
Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.