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Khan, Faisal, 2013. Socioeconomic impacts of tourism on the rural people of Azad Kashmir : a case study of Rawalakot and Banjonsa in Azad Kashmir. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



This study aims to investigate the socio economic impacts of tourism on the people of two villages including Rawalakot and Banjonsa situated in Azad Kashmir. The researcher used a qualitative research technique for a field data collection. A total of 28 respondents were interviewed in both villages for obtaining the required information. The research findings show that tourism development has significant socio-economic impact on the people of study villages. Tourism created the work opportunities as well as improved infrastructure of the two villages. In contrast, tourism also brought some negative economic impacts like increasing land prices, high rent, and high prices of essential commodities. The tourism also encouraged some socio-cultural impacts on the people of study areas in the form of changes in family structure, relationship among the community people and dressing style etc.

Main title:Socioeconomic impacts of tourism on the rural people of Azad Kashmir
Subtitle:a case study of Rawalakot and Banjonsa in Azad Kashmir
Authors:Khan, Faisal
Supervisor:Paju, Martin
Examiner:Hansen, Kjell
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2013
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM009 Rural Development and Natural Resource Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:Social impact, economic impact, tourism development, household, tourism in Azad Kashmir, local community, Banjonsa, Rawalakot
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Subjects:Rural population
Economics and management
Deposited On:04 Jun 2013 14:01
Metadata Last Modified:04 Jun 2013 14:01

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