TOURISM, HOTEL MANAGEMENT AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD: COUNTY OF INHAMBANE, MOZAMBIQUE

  • Orlando Miguel Pestana Alcobia Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo de Inhambane, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Doctorate Student in Tourism, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0485-5105
Keywords: hospitality, tourism, development, local community

Abstract

This article aims to analyze the hotel units’ operational practices in Inhambane, assesses their socio-economic impacts into the local community and proposes hotel operations qualitative measures to promote sustainable socio-economic development. Follow the Quivy and Campenhoudt methodological model for social sciences and has the hotel units and their workers as objects of study. Presents the following dimensions: hotel operations multiplier effect, the employability quality generated by them, their contribution to the welfare infrastructures and their environmental policies. Remarks that the implemented hotel development model is based on a neoliberal matrix, mostly in result of foreign or multinational investments, not guaranteeing a significant multiplier effect in the local economy, its job offer quality is often precarious, unable to have a significant contribution to the local "welfare" infrastructures improvement and sometimes producing undesirable environmental costs. Concludes that it is pressing to rethink the whole model of tourism development in Inhambane, retaining in its territory the economic benefits of the touristic activities and transforming the local community in its main beneficiary.

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Author Biography

Orlando Miguel Pestana Alcobia, Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo de Inhambane, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Doctorate Student in Tourism, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Estudante do curso de doutorado em Turismo na UFRN, com experiência de 8 anos como professor universitário na Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo de Inhambane pertencente à Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Moçambique), afeto ao departamento de Gestão Hoteleira. Possui graduação em Gestão Hoteleira pela Universidade do Algarve (Portugal) e mestrado em Gestão Estratégica de Destinos Turísticos pela Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril (Portugal).

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Published
2019-03-01
How to Cite
Alcobia, O. M. P. (2019). TOURISM, HOTEL MANAGEMENT AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD: COUNTY OF INHAMBANE, MOZAMBIQUE. Revista Produção E Desenvolvimento, 5. https://doi.org/10.32358/rpd.2019.v5.364
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Development and Public Policies