Environmental Impacts of Cruise Tourism in Belize City
Presented by: Mylyn Pou Merissa Gillett Arlene Bogle Andrea Usher Chris Banner
are the levels of Environmental impact on Cruise Tourism in Belize City? } Rapidly emerging in the Caribbean as well as in Belize. } Impacts usually outweighs the benefits. } Areas mostly affected
Background to the problem
growth of tourist in recent years } Miss-management of resources } Heavy investment by government and public sectors.
.Statement of the Problem
impacts caused by Cruise tourism have been occurring over some time in the Belize City but attracts minimal attention due to the long term effects.
.Purpose of the Study
determine the major environmental impacts caused by cruise tourism in Belize City.
Significance of the study
will become better aware of the environmental impacts caused by cruise tourism } Make better decisions to mitigate the environment. } Serve to understand cruise tourism and its environmental impacts.
} High demand of tourist. } Lack in Education on the environment. } Lack of involvement of stakeholders and local people } Lack of accessibility and availability
are the levels of Environmental impact on Cruise Tourism in Belize City?
How the impacts affect tourism in Belize City?
restaurants. R. from Cruise Ships : http:/consciouschoice. The Economics of Cruising: An application to the short ocean cruise market.Literature Review
growth of the industry can be measured from different sides says Bull (1996).
Bull. } As stated by Klein (2003). 2011. 2835. There are several impacts that come with such growth. many of these impacts are linked with the construction of general infrastructure such as roads and of tourism facilities. Klein. (2003). including hotels. The Industry's dark side . social and environmental impacts.com/ 2003/cc1602/cruiseblues1602. for instance economic. (1996). shops and marinas. 7 (2). Journal of Tourism Studies. A.html
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waste disposal is a serious problem and improper disposal can be a major despoiler of the natural environment .
.Literature Review Cont·d
areas with high concentrations of tourist activities and appealing natural attractions.
Probability .Purposive Sampling Method } Sample size 50
Questionnaires to the employees } Returned in envelops provided
of SPSS Program-Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
Data Presentation and Analysis
Belize Tourism Board BTB and The Belize Audubon Society (BAS) } 42 Surveys were collected } Evenly distributed between males and females
.Figure 1 shows that 61. followed closely behind with docking the second factor on the list.9% believe that transportation of tourist is the main factor contributing to the negative impact of the environment.
The remaining 4.Figure 2 is describing that 81% of the 42 respondent believe that the economy is affected by Cruise Tourism positively.3 % that believe culture is the main factor positively affected by Cruise Tourism. followed by 14.8% is equally divided between social and environmental.
The data represented in Table 1 show that 88.1% believe that the cultural factor is the main factor affected negatively and 4.Factors Cultural Social Environmental Total
Frequency 3 2 37 42
Percentage 7. while 7.8 88.1% believe that the environment is affected mostly negatively.1 4.8% believe that social factors are affected negatively.
. Noise Pollution with 54. followed by solid waste increase by tourist with a total of 50%.7% of respondents agreed.8%and solid waste increased by tour operators is 42. As we can see traffic congestion is definitely another form to contributing factor to the environment which has a 66.9%. All these factors are telling the researcher that they help in the contribution of the environmental impact from cruise tourism.Figure 3 is displaying some other contributing factors to the environment.
Therefore we conclude with the findings and research that cruise tourism is the leading contribution factor towards the environmental impacts in Belize City.Conclusion
It has been established that most of the environmental impacts are done to the marine environment. however the actions of engaging in cruise tourism related activities cause noise pollution inland.
. as well as terrestrial environmental impact such as traffic congestion.
Create proper management Enforcement of laws relating to tourism Create proper infrastructure
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Conduct a qualitative study Conduct a study to determine what is some types of waste causing harm to the environment.
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