Tourism

Shale Gas Development in the Central Karoo – Impacts on Visual, Aesthetic and Scenic Resources

Concern has been expressed by many about the possible visual effect of shale gas development (SGD) on the character of the Karoo landscape, its sense of place and on tourism in the area. Further reference to these concerns is covered in Chapter 9 on tourism (Toerien et al., 2016), Chapter 11 on social fabric (Atkinson, […]

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Soft boundaries: Pro-poor tourism and cross-border collaboration in the arid areas of Southern Africa

Doreen Atkinson (2008), “Soft boundaries: Pro-poor tourism and cross-border collaboration in the arid areas of Southern Africa”, in K Wohlmuth, A Adeolu, P Burger, et al (eds), African Development Perspectives Yearbook 2008, Muenster, Germany, pp 489-514. (Contact the author on karoo@intekom.co.za).  

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The 2010 FIFA World Cup and the rural hinterland

Atkinson, D (2009), “The 2010 FIFA World Cup and the rural hinterland: Maximising advantage from mega events”, in U. Pillay, R. Tomlinson and O. Bass (eds), Development and Dreams: The Urban Legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup, HSRC Press, Cape Town, pp. 153-173.   Introduction In this chapter, regional tourism in non-host areas is […]

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The Copernical Shift in Space Tourism

Ingle, M (2011), “The Copernical Shift in Space Tourism and its Implications for Tourism in the Great Karoo” South African Geographical Journal, Volume 93, Issue 1, 2011l p 104-118   Abstract With the widely anticipated launch of commercial suborbital space travel in the near future, space tourism is finally set to come into its own after […]

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The Free State Roots of International Tourism Research

Ingle, M (2006), “The Free State Roots of International Tourism Research: The Case of Prof AJ Norval”, in South African Geographical Journal, vol. 88, no. 1, pp. 79-87.   ABSTRACT Research linking South Africa’s tourism industry with development is generally reckoned to be a fairly recent phenomenon. In the mid-1930s, however, two seminal works were […]

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The presentation of Bushmen in cultural tourism

Huncke, A and Koot, S (2012), The presentation of Bushmen in cultural tourism: tourists’ images of Bushmen and the tourism provider’s presentation of (Hai//om) Bushmen at Treesleeper Camp, Namibia, Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, 26:5, 671-689.   Abstract This article examines images of Bushmen in Namibian cultural tourism from two angles: that of […]

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The Subaru Fauresmith 200 km Challenge

Ingle, Mark (2008), “The Subaru Fauresmith 200 km Challenge: Looking a Gift-horse in the Mouth?”, in Africa Insight, vol. 38, no.3, pp. 86-99.   Abstract This article describes an equestrian sport known as ‘endurance riding.’ It focuses on the Subaru Fauresmith 200km Challenge, which is held every year in the small southern Free State town […]

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The tourism potential of Beaufort West

Van Staden, J-W and Marais, L (2005), The tourism potential of Beaufort West: a study based on visitor demand. Development Southern Africa Vol. 22, No. 2.   Abstract Tourism is increasingly viewed as a key strategy for promoting local economic development. The integrated development planning (IDP) process of the Beaufort West municipality on the north-eastern […]

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Thinking regionally: Aviation and development implications in the Karoo

Thinking regionally: Aviation and development implications in the Karoo region, South Africa  Doreen Atkinson  Development Southern Africa pp. 1-16 | DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2015.1120647   Abstract This study focuses on regional economic development in South Africa, across provincial political jurisdictions. The article argues that remote hinterlands can be more usefully understood as forming an integrated whole, rather than functioning as […]

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Tourism management and local community participation in the Nyae Nyae San Conservancy

Mayinoti, S (2012), Tourism management and local community participation in the Nyae Nyae San Conservancy, Northern Namibia, Masters thesis in Development Studies, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State.   Abstract The study analysed tourism activities in the Nyae Nyae San Conservancy of Northern Namibia. The focus was on local community participation in […]

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