This marked the beginning of sustainable growth of tourism in the country The

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ecology for the sustainable growth of tourism in Guiyang. This marked the beginning of sustainable growth of tourism in the country. The commitment of the government in the protection of the ecology and the cultural heritage of the region has mostly contributed to the advancement of tourism in Guizhou. The great efforts have started turning the region into a hotspot for tourists to come for their holidays. To further increase the protection of the environment in the region, the government has invested in electric trains traversing the region rather than using buses which result in the pollution of the situation. Employment Issues in Guizhou The substantial growth of tourism in the province presents unprecedented opportunities for the alleviation of poverty in the most deprived areas. The increased employment opportunities
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GUIZHOU TOURISM 9 available due to the development of the tourism industry was seen to bring economic benefits which eradicate poverty. Survey shows that the market is still immature and visitors are showing a willingness to sacrifice a lot to visit these untouched territories of Guizhou. The province is seen to have a lower preparation in terms of handling large numbers of tourists. This results in the form of controlled growth and low growth for the industry. In the long run, employment opportunities would be limited in these rural areas. The fewer job will result in the slower growth of the economy of the region. Through tourism, the services industry grows rapidly. This is seen to push the demand for more employees and hence an increase in the need to gain the skillset required. The employment opportunities related to tourism are seen be mainly focused in the northern and central parts of the region, mostly in Guiyang, Anshun, and Zunyi cities. The agenda of tourism in Guizhou is seen to focus on the commitment to the creation of local employment and strategies which train the community to benefit all the regions in Guizhou. The expansion of business opportunities has also been key to the development of the industry to improve employment opportunities. GTA report shows that in 2005, 2600 villages in the province fascinated a total of 10.84 million travelers (Lemos, Fischer & Souza, 2012). 90% of these visitors were from China and generated a total of RMB 2 billion. Due to this, roughly 150,000 people were employed both literally and indirectly representing 37% of the total employment related to tourism in the province (Lemos, Fischer & Souza, 2012). The number of people involved in tourism in the province represented a significant increase in the employment rates in the region. Below is a representation of the quantity of people implicated in tourism in the various areas of the Guizhou province as of 2015. Directly Indirectly Total Guiyang 42,577 75,928 119,505 Zunyi 46,370 208,807 255,177 Anshun 64,738 150,389 215,127
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GUIZHOU TOURISM 10 Qiannan 123,000 150,000 273,000 Qiandongnan 11,013 55,614 66,627 Tongren 2,084 5,658 7,742 Bijie 5,990 11,208 17,198 Liupanshui 587 5,017 5,604 Qianxinan 2,500 6,000 8,500 Total 299,859 668,621 968,480 Table 3: Number of Direct and Indirect employment created in the province through tourism (Lemos, Fischer & Souza, 2012) Tourism Policy
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