International Journal of Tourism and Hotel Management
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Cost-sharing in the fringes of protected areas
Thomas Yeboah and Charles Senior Afram
The purpose of this study was to explore the dynamics of ecotourism costs distribution at Boabeng, which is found on the peripheries of Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary in the Nkoranza North district in the Bono East region of Ghana. Data collection instruments included schedules, in-depth interview (IDI) and focus group discussion (FGD) guides. A sample of 404 heads of households was randomly selected for the administration of the schedules, whilst 12 respondents each were purposively selected for both the FGDs and the IDIs. Household data were analyzed through Chi-square tests. The study found that there was no disparity in the distribution of ecotourism costs at Boabeng. This study recommends that Managers of the project in the community should consider the provision of social amenities using revenue from the project.