To provide recreational opportunities for local and international visitors, using ecotourism principles to generate income and support for the BJCMNP.
A national park is designated as such partly to provide recreational opportunities to present and future generations, and, therefore, the areas zoned for recreational use must be managed in a manner that is not damaging to the park’s resources.
In addition, recreational use by resident and non-resident visitors will be geared towards garnering support for park management by:
- Income generation - directly through entry and user fees, concessions, merchandise etc.,
- Donations in cash or kind
- Provision of educational opportunities
- Employment and income generating opportunities for local community members, thus encouraging their support for park management and conservation.
- Implement the Blue Mountains Sustainable Tourism Programme designed to market the National Park’s recreation areas along with local attractions and accommodations through tours and packages, using a system that will generate support for the National Park’s conservation and sustainable development of its Communitiy Buffer Zone.
- Improve business planning, development and management, inclusive marketing of the Park’s recreational areas and related Buffer Zone opportunities.
- Provide quality interpretive opportunities and materials e.g. signs and exhibits for recreational areas.
- Increase visitor spend by providing opportunities for purchase of products and services.
Monitoring: Income/Expenditure statements, visitor statistics and questionnaires, community research.
Recurrent: J$12.7 million (US$98,007)
Capital: JA$36 million (US$278,577)
10 Year Budget: (2017 - 2027)
Recurrent: JA$184 million (US$1.3 million)
Capital: J$168 million (US$1.3 million)
Some aspects of Cultural Heritage Conservation covered here.