Residents' perception of socio-economic impacts of tourism in Tafi Atome, Ghana
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ho Polytechnic, P O Box 217, Ho, Ghana
The study explored the perception of residents of Tafi Atome on the impact of tourism development in the community. Face-to-face questionnaires were administered to 197 residents aged 18 and above in public places as well as houses in the community via convenience sampling procedure. Generally, results of the study indicate an appreciable consensus between residents that tourism has brought development to the community. Residents find tourism to have contributed to the conservation of Mona monkeys as well as enhancing the image of Tafi Atome. Results of the study indicate inconsistency of socio-demographic variables in explaining variation in residents' perception of tourism impacts.