The Negative Environmental Effect of the Guinness Mount Cameroon Race: A Case study of Buea SubdivisionEvaristus Nyong Abam*
Department of Travel Agency, Tourism and Operation Management, College of Business and Technology, Catholic University Institute of Buea, Cameroon
- *Corresponding Author:
- Evaristus Nyong Abam
Department of Travel Agency
Tourism and Operation Management
College of Business and Technology
Catholic University Institute of Buea, Cameroon
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 25, 2016; Accepted Date: November 02, 2016; Published Date: November 09, 2016
Citation: Abam EN (2016) The Negative Environmental Effect of the Guinness Mount Cameroon Race: A Case study of Buea Subdivision. Arabian J Bus Manag Review 6:279. doi: 10.4172/2223-5833.1000279
Copyright: © 2016 Abam EN. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Tourism depends on the quality of the environment; indeed the quality of an environment or some particular feature of it is frequently the primary attraction for tourist. And today, tourists of all kinds are becoming more sensitive to polluted or environmental degraded conditions at their different travels destinations. An area of picturesque beauty attracts a good number of visitors so more and more of the landscape is lost to development of visitors infrastructures. The Guinness Mount Cameroon race is one of the most covered sporting events in the country and prior to the start of this race, sportive and cultural events vibrates the South West Region for a week. There is environmental pollution as the grass and shrubs along the footpath is cut off and burnt to give the athletes and visitors a clearer visibility and this will also help the organisers to be able to keep track of all the athletes. Careful planning and management of tourism in relation to the need to preserve the natural environment and to attract a repeat visit by tourists is therefore necessary.