Managing Tourism In South Africa

Author: Richard George
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Managing Tourism In South Africa from the Author: Richard George. Managing Tourism in South Africa equips students as well as practitioners with a combination of industry-specific knowledge and general managerial skills needed to succeed. It explores the fundamental business management aspects of tourism including law, management, human resource management, marketing, finance, and shows how the industry is structured. This book meets the need for a good South African book pitched at the right level on this subject. The book has a southern African focusand is made accessible to students through the use of South African examples and case studies.

Sustainable Tourism In Southern Africa

Author: Prof. Jarkko Saarinen
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845413652
Size: 49.68 MB
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Sustainable Tourism In Southern Africa from the Author: Prof. Jarkko Saarinen. Tourism has become a major economic agent and an important social and cultural element in contemporary southern Africa. As such, tourism has a wide range of impacts on environment, economy, cultures, and the everyday life of people. These processes have highlighted the role of sustainability in tourism development.This book represents an accessible examination of the connections between tourism and sustainability in southern Africa. It introduces connections between tourism, sustainability and development with a range of case studies and examples from the region. While the book and the individual chapters are emphasising the key role of tourism in the transition processes of local communities and environments, the social, cultural, economic and political contexts of tourism and communities are also highlighted.

Cultural Tourism In Southern Africa

Author: Dr. Haretsebe Manwa
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 184541554X
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Cultural Tourism In Southern Africa from the Author: Dr. Haretsebe Manwa. This volume provides an accessible overview of cultural tourism in southern Africa. It examines the utilisation of culture in southern African tourism and the related impacts, possibilities and challenges from deep and wide-ranging perspectives. The chapters use case studies to showcase some of the cultural tourism which occurs in the region and link to concepts such as authenticity, commodification, the tourist gaze and ‘Otherness’, heritage, sustainability and sustainable livelihoods. The authors scrutinise both positive and negative impacts of cultural tourism throughout the book and explore issues including the definition of community, ethical considerations, empowerment, gender, participation and inequality. The book will be a useful resource for students and researchers of tourism, geography, anthropology and cultural studies.

Tourism Strategies And Local Responses In Southern Africa

Author: Petri Hottola
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845935098
Size: 35.84 MB
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Tourism Strategies And Local Responses In Southern Africa from the Author: Petri Hottola. Tourism growth is one of the primary drivers of economic development and is a core strategy at local and national levels to improve the lives of local communities. However, tourism can bring both advantages and disadvantages to communities and not all national strategies in tourism management are applicable or suitable in private, community-based and public sectors. Tourism is used as a main instrument of nation building in many postcolonial countries such as Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Madagascar. Using case studies from these areas, this book examines the strategic objectives for tourism growth and how nationally-set objectives such as economic growth, increased employment, poverty reduction, black economic empowerment, environmental sustainability and reduction of regional inequalities work at the grassroots level. Challenging ongoing practices and providing new innovations for tourism development applicable to other developing countries, this study will be useful for both researchers and decision makers in tourism.

Responsible Tourism

Author: Anna Spenceley
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849772398
Size: 12.56 MB
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Responsible Tourism from the Author: Anna Spenceley. Responsible Tourism presents a wide variety of valuable lessons learned in responsible tourism initiatives in Southern Africa that many tourism practitioners can use in their efforts to make the tourism sector work for the poor and for the environment.Dr Harsh Varma, Director, Development Assistance Department, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)For those interested in how tourism can assist in the economic and social development of societies in need, Responsible Tourism effectively integrates scales and types of knowledge to present an informative, stimulating perspective. It will be on my bookshelf.Steve McCool, Professor Emeritus, Wildland Recreation Management, University of MontanaResponsible tourism is one of the most significant contemporary issues for tourism scholars and practitioners alike. This useful and clearly written collection of new research demonstrates the innovations in responsible tourism occurring within southern Africa and provides lessons for international research and practice.Professor Christian Rogerson, University of Witwatersrand, South AfricaConservation efforts are often seen to be in conflict with local livelihoods and resource use - the park versus people debate. Responsible tourism and Ecotourism are often invoked as a third way that serve both ends. Yet do they actually work in practice?This volume delves deep into practice in southern Africa, the hotbed of innovation on the issue, and provides a comprehensive, evidence-based examination of what works and what fails, using a wealth of information from scholars and practitioners working in the region. This book opens with an overview of the issues, looks at what sustainable and responsible tourism are in practice and how they may contribute to conservation, poverty alleviation and local economic development. Part 1 examines policies and institutional activities in responsible tourism by governments, donor agencies and nongovernmental organizations, and addresses the market for responsible travel. Part 2 considers responsible nature-based tourism, the economics of wildlife tourism and ecotourism, transfrontier conservation areas, ecological impacts of tourism and other issues. Part 3 looks at more detailed case studies of community-based tourism projects, and highlights the reasons for successes and failures in this sector. The book concludes with a synthesis of the key findings with implications for policy, destination planning, business management, and future private sector and donor interventions.Published with the Southern African Sustainable Use Specialist Group (SASUSG) of IUCN

Waves Of Change

Author: Maria Hauck
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9781919713809
Size: 67.60 MB
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Waves Of Change from the Author: Maria Hauck. This book provides an overview of nine coastal and fisheries co-management case studies in South Africa. The approach used in this book reflects the world-wide trend to implement models which utilise local user groups in the management of coastal and fisheries resources. The book outlines the concepts and theoretical underpinnings of co-management and it examines the policy and legal framework governing coastal and fisheries resource management in southern Africa. The book aims to enhance our understanding of the status of co-management in South Africa and to provide policy makers, resource managers and researchers with information on the concept and practice of implementing co-management. It examines the conditions needed to ensure successful co-management, the positive outcomes of adopting this approach, the principle challenges, comparisons with international experience and the viability of implementing coastal and fisheries co-management for South Africa.

Tourism Impacts Planning And Management

Author: Peter Mason
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136353429
Size: 67.84 MB
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Tourism Impacts Planning And Management from the Author: Peter Mason. Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management is a unique text, which links these three crucial areas of tourism - impacts, planning and management. Tourism impacts are multi-faceted and therefore are difficult to plan for and manage. Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management looks at all the key players involved – be they tourists, host communities or industry members – and considers a number of approaches and techniques for managing tourism successfully. Now in a second edition, this bestselling text has been fully revised with updated statistics and case studies, including the Bali bombings, Stonehenge and tour guiding, plus all-new material on the planning process in developed countries, community action planning in Canada, the role of zoos, pro-poor tourism in Southern Africa, government planning in Dubai, lodge development in Thailand and the use of IT in planning in Sri Lanka. Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management is invaluable for tourism undergraduates and is suitable as introductory material for postgraduate tourism management courses, as well as being a useful tool for those studying related courses.

Tourism And Borders

Author: Helmut Wachowiak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317009665
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Tourism And Borders from the Author: Helmut Wachowiak. Although globalization has led to increased cross-border traffic, there has been little examination of how crossing political boundaries affects tourism and vice versa. Bringing together case studies from Europe, the USA and Southern Africa, this volume discusses current issues and policies, destination management and communication, and planning in cross-border areas. Topics studied include borders as tourist attractions and destinations in their own right, as barriers to travel and the growth of tourism, boundaries as links of transit and the growth of supranationalism. The book concludes that the role of borders has changed dramatically in recent years. Many more borders that have traditionally hosted large-scale tourism are becoming more difficult to cross, primarily because of safety and immigration concerns. On the other hand, places that were once forbidden to foreigners are now opening up and new destinations are becoming more commonplace.