The major social factors that influence a person to travel are the person’s family, his or her friends, his/her personality (determined by culture), the expected experiences from the tour, motivation, attitude and perception the tour has made on the person, ect (Moutinho 1987, p. 37).
There are many social benefits of tourism, demonstrating positive social impacts. These might include; preserving the local culture and heritage; strengthening communities; provision of social services; commercialisation of culture and art; revitalisation of customs and art forms and the preservation of heritage.
Social and cultural impacts of tourism are the ways in which tourism is contributing to changes in value systems, individual behaviour, family relationships, collective life styles, moral conduct, creative e expressions, traditional ceremonies and community organization.
persons who are economically or otherwise disadvantaged. In this category, social tourism initiatives aim to encourage tourism participation for many or most members of the society – for example, through subsidised schemes such as holiday vouchers.
What are the societal factors?
Social and economic factors, such as income, education, employment, community safety, and social supports can significantly affect how well and how long we live. These factors affect our ability to make healthy choices, afford medical care and housing, manage stress, and more.
Social tourism was found to increase family capital in the short term, and social capital – in terms of social networks, related pro-active behavior and self-esteem – in the medium term. These increases can be seen as beneficial for the participants and to wider society.
In addition, social impact includes wages, breaks, adherence to employment laws, safety, training, and numerous other specific labor practices. Finally, social impact includes the impact on the local public and social services sector as a result of the business’s activities.
SOCIO-CULTURAL IMPACT OF TOURISM
The interaction between tourists and the host community can be one of the factors that may affect a community as tourist may not be sensitive to local customs, traditions and standards. The effect can be positive or negative on the host community.
Social impact can be defined as the net effect of an activity on a community and the well-being of individuals and families. At CSI, we take a systems approach to improving social impact through government, business and social purpose sectors.