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Impact of Tourism Development on Local Community: A Case Study of Ajanta World Heritage Site

International Journal of Tourism and Travel

Volume 12 Issue 1&2

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Reshama B. Solanke | Author(s) Affiliation: Dept. of Tourism Administration, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada Univ., Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
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Abstract

The most important purpose of tourism destination development is to create local employment opportunity and tourist comfort and socio- cultural development. Economic benefits are the most important reasons behind the development and promotion of heritage tourism. Provides much needed economic incentives to communities and governments. This article shows that how tourism destination development can impact on local communities. As some benefits may be obtained from development but inappropriate development brings negative effect. Here we have conducted field work by using questionnaires distributed to local people and library research. It’s found that local people facing many problems such as temporary employment, lack of tourism education, lack of basic infrastructure and public service such as water, electricity, hospital, school roads etc. it means development should be sustainable and balance in all areas which to gives economical and social benefits. The data was analyzed through the statistical software of SPSS.

Keywords: Tourism Development, Impact, Negative, Positive, Balance Development, Local Benefit

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