For every one person employed by certain high-end tourism lodges in southern Africa, seven people benefit from the downstream flow of that income. Meanwhile, staff employed in these sorts of ventures help grow the local economy by spending their wages at community stores where they do their grocery shopping. Or they drive secondary employment through hiring people for child care or to tend their livestock while they work. Or they’re sending their children to school.
‘This is the multiplier effect of tourism in remote regions of the subcontinent,’ explains Dr Sue Snyman, an EfD research fellow associated with the University of Cape Town’s Environmental Policy Research Unit (EPRU).
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