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COSTS/ BENEFITS  
 

 

 
IDAD Destinations Cost/ Benefits

Through application of good design principles, most development of destinations can result in positive outcomes for a host community.  However, some minimum incentives and disruptions should be recognized as probable outcomes, even with the best design principles.  Without good design, the list of incentives will shrink and the list of disruptions will grow.  This short comparison should encourage all involved to seek the best sources of destination design. 

Keep in mind also, the number of incentives may far exceed the minimum listed here when many factors come together.  By most estimations, quality destinations design remains the single best tool for enhancing the economy while protecting natural and cultural resources.

INCENTIVES 

Availability of funds for resource protection

Increased outside investment

Service employment income

Increased support employment 

Exposure to affluent visitors 

Improved infrastructure

Lifestyle diversification

Local product development  

Promotion of local culture 

Development of knowledge  

Enhanced expectations  

Decreased out-migration

Enhancement of local business sales 

Development of export market   

Accelerated education  

Improved mental health   

Decreased juvenile crime  

Exposure to global activities 

Improved future development options               

Support of cottage business   

Promotion of agriculture/fisheries
DISRUPTIONS

Cost of administration  

Liability costs   

Seasonally-based market    

Increased taxes   

Increased waste management   

Unstable cost of living    

Increased training costs       

Law enforcement costs

Loss of traditional context 

Increased traffic  

Degradation of privacy 

Increased out-migration     

Introduction of foreign products