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Tourism development preferences among the residents of Lake Bosomtwe Basin, Ghana



Controversy over the extent to develop tourism in tourist destinations remains unresolved. This paper examines the extent of tourism development residents are prepared to tolerate in the Lake Bosomtwe. A resident survey undertaken during January 2006 in the basin reveals that residents are more oriented to large scale tourism. The major perceived reason for this preference is that large scale tourism development will help provide for the material needs and wants of the basin’s population. It is concluded that residents of Bosomtwe basin equate large inflows of visitors with success and fame, but field observations indicate that the residents will wreck the basin’s environment if tourism development is left in their sole control.


Environment Residents Scale preference Tourism development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography & TourismUniversity of Cape CoastCape CoastGhana

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