Economic benefits and Overtourism: The long-term impact on the economic dynamics of Fort-Kochi

Rahman, Fazlur and Abd. Halim, Nor Hazliza (2020) Economic benefits and Overtourism: The long-term impact on the economic dynamics of Fort-Kochi. International Journal Of Advance Science And Technology, 29 (10S). pp. 1383-1391. ISSN 2005-4238

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Over the two decades Kochi, Kerala has experienced remarkable growth in a number of tourists, both domestic and international tourists increased to more than 30 percent between 1996-2016. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the long-term impact of overtourism on the dynamics of Fort-Kochi, as it became a popular tourist destination for their heritage values with a unique geographical location. Fort-Kochi located in the North-Western part of Kerala State in Kochi district is the main heritage tourist’s attraction. It is known for its natural and built heritage, and become a great attraction for international tourists who find the experience both of exotic and heritage. Being more popular and being loved too much will become a challenge and which leads to overtourism. This research is trying to elaborate on the trend of mass-tourism and its impact on the economy of Fort-Kochi, as noticed a significant change in trends of tourist’s shopping. It is brought out the economic problem of inflation and displacement of traditional occupation due to the uncontrolled increases of tourism activities in the Fort-Kochi. Due to overtourism and impact of factory-made market leading to endangering line on traditional craftsmanship. It is being threatened with extinction, and the consequences will be catastrophic. It is projected that such a trend may have a significant impact upon the local population of FortKochi. This study is based on a survey of 25 local resident’s feedback, 50 shop-owners and craftsmen and 50 tourists about the trend of shopping, demand and supply and its impact on city dynamics

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fort-Kochi, heritage
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G154.9-155.8 Travel and state. Tourism
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:91366
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:30 Jun 2021 20:08
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