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Positive Influences of Tourism

On the flip side, tourism as a development tool can have good potential. Contextualised to Burma where possible, the below bullet points give an overview of some positives of tourism.

Creating employment opportunities: Direct employment opportunities include ownership, management and employment in tourist hotels, restaurants, guided activities, providing transport, porter services, selling of handicrafts andsouvenirs. Indirect employment opportunities refer to the supply of goods and services that support tourism establishments, for example the food and suppliers for restaurants; the furniture to outfit guesthouses and hotels; the fuel used for transportation.
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