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Impact of Tourism 4, The: The Gambia, West Africa

Synopsis
Looks at how the holiday industry affects one of the poorest countries in the world, the Gambia. Tourism has become the country’s major source of income, but this video looks at the problems it causes: little money goes to the local people as most of the hotels are foreign-owned and even import food; foreign tourists offend local people by their ignorance of customs in dress and taking photos and videos without permission; young unemployed Gambians beg the tourists for money and are warned off by the police. Looks at how Gambians are trying to tackle these problems and asks whether community tourism - getting people to spend money locally - is the best solution.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min.
Year of production
2001
Availability
Sale; 2001 sale: £120.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Documentation
Optional support booklet available.
Subjects
Development studies; Economics
Keywords
Gambia, The; tourism

Production Company

Name

TV Choice Ltd

Distributor

Name

TV Choice Ltd

Email
tvchoiceuk@aol.com
Web
http://www.tvchoice.uk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8464 7402
Fax
020 8464 7845
Address
PO Box 597
Bromley
Kent
BR2 0YB
Notes
Producer and distributor of over 100 educational videos and DVDs, most with support materials, designed for use in UK schools, colleges and universities. Wide coverage across the curriculum, but particularly strong in the areas of business/management, ICT, geography, DT/manufacturing, history, English/media studies, PSHE, and leisure/tourism.

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