Assessment of Tourism Employment Conditions and Drawbacks in Tourist Facilities and Attraction Sites: The Case of Gondar City

Haymanot Belay Tafere


The main purpose of this research is to investigate tourism employment conditions and drawbacks in tourist facilities and attraction sites of Gondar city. To achieve these objectives, we use qualitative and quantitative case study methods.  For questionnaire data gathering instruments we used purposive and stratified sampling techniques. Therefore, hotel employees and tour guides have participated and the collected data was analyzed by descriptive statistics. The quantitative data was collected from hotel employees and tour guide association employees and analyzed through descriptive account of the data and thematic descriptive approach utilizes a theme summary data. The major findings of the study indicate that the major problem of tourism employment is poorness of hotel sector salary, temporary of the hotel sector work, reject women applicants who are over a certain age, seasonality of tour guiding income, unfair payment, lack of strong licensing procedure, little concern from different tourism stakeholders regarding tourism employment, limited career development opportunity and lack of protection for job related diseases and injury’s. Finally, based on the results of the study, collaborative work of stakeholders, fair payment, establishing rule and regulation were some of the recommendations given.

Keywords: Employment, Challenge, Tourism, Drawbacks, Employment

DOI: 10.7176/JTHS/62-03

Publication date: November 30th 2022

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