Importance of the local people in host tourism destinations
To a larger extent, the local people in the host destination areas in Uganda have been a major factor in the management of tourism facilities in the following ways
The local people have been employed in tourism facilities like lodges and hotels where they work and provide help in the management of these tourism facilities in Uganda and Africa at large
The local people have provided raw materials like wood from their community that helps in the construction and establishment of tourism facilities in Uganda and East Africa at large
The local people in the host tourism destinations provide the indigenous knowledge like history and culture for the destinations across which attracts tourists and hence a factor in the management of these tourism facilities
The local people are a key factor in the conservation and preservation of the environment in the destination communities which brings more tourists that allow the tourism facilities to function in any part of the world.
Local people provide an authentic experience to tourists and other visitors for example feed locals to the tourism destination areas (like Rolex in Uganda) that attract many tourists to their tourism facilities in Uganda.
Local people who are skilled and trained personnel help in the management of tourism facilities in the host tourism destinations areas they trained other employees for example local site tour guides who take tourists on local communities’ activities nature and community walks, chiefs, housekeepers, and other employees that allow the tourism facilities to function well.
another Importance of the local people in host tourism destinations is their role in the infrastructure of the host tourism destination areas that make tourism facilities accessible to tourists for example good roads allow tourists to reach tourism facilities hence a factor in their management
The economy of the country contributes to the management of tourism facilities through investment and funds the people in the country are able to construct more tourism facilities like lodges and hotels in the different tourist destination
The other Importance of the local people in host tourism destinations is the various amenities that contribute to the management of tourism facilities, tourism-related services like catering facilities, fitness facilities, parking, and swimming pools, all contribute to a pleasant experience for tourists which enables their management.
Local people are key in the ancillary services provided by tourism facilities like baggage transportation, foreign exchange, car hire, tour guiding, theater, and event all helps in the management of facilities
Tourism as an economic activity relies on transportation to bring tourists to the destination and transportation itself can be part of touristic experiences hence the importance of the local people in host tourism destinations areas.
The local people in host communities set up handmade local crafts. The shops attract tourists who buy these crafted materials ear tourism facilities which is the factor that contributes to their management.
Tourism facilities buy products like fruits, coffee, tea, and others from the local community which they use in the management of their facilities
The local people provide tourism services for example nature walks, community walks guided by native people which gives local experience to tourist, and contributes to the management of facilities.
Local people provide labor to tourism facilities for example (housekeepers, security, cooks, and community guide which helps in the management of the tourism facilities
Local people provide entertainment to the tourist with information about cultural dances, plays, and skits that enhance their experience in the tourist facilities
Technology has allowed tourism facilities to market and contact tourists for example through emails tourists are able to reserve accommodation allowing management of the facilities.
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