Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Travel giant Tui Travel is planning to study the impact of all inclusive resorts on the local economy. This will follow on from a pilot study at the Holiday Village in Sarigerme, Turkey. Results from the Holiday Village showed that 55% of its spending was within the country. In monetary terms, total economic activity from the hotel was €470m in 2009, which means that €26m was spent in turkey with only €1.8m spent on imports.
The results did show less favourably in terms of tourism spending. The total amount spent in tourism going towards the regional economy in 2009 was €5.4m with €1m going towards the close proximity and Sarigerme area.
Tui have combatted these negative results by commiting to sourcing local produce and by employing more local people. These measures have contributed €800,000 since being undertaken. Further measures to improve tourism awareness include walking tours to enhance local tourism and to give guests a feel for the area outside their resorts.
Everyone here at Alihoco will be interested to hear the results! What do you think about the issue?
Posted by Tom Warsop at 18:43