n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Impacts of xenophobia attacks on tourism

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



Tourism has grown to be a major social and economic force in the world today. Tourism majorly contributes to the balance of payment of a nation and also an earner of foreign exchange. Tourism serves a multiplier of income and a generator of employment in the world today.

However one of the major impediments to tourism achieving its economic and social roles is Xenophobia. Safety has always been an important prerequisite for the altraction of international tourists.
Xenophobic attacks puts tourism is a difficult trading environment as it scares tourist away. As tourism aids in building nation's image, this is damaged easily by xenophobic attacks, and also international relation is impeded. Xenophobia destroys the nation's economy structure that tourism might have built, reduces socio-economic benefits accrued to community residents through tourism enterprises. As the world is a global society several tiers of government should take vivid stands against several causes of xenophobia in the society. This would be a stand to stop further decline of economy of social standard of the world society.

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