Tourism

Thinking regionally: Aviation and development implications in the Karoo region

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 the poor rural cousins of their provincial metropoles. This article considers three propositions: that key transport projects (such as airports) may […]

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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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Tourism management and local community participation in the Nyae Nyae San Conservancy, Northern Namibia,

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 tourism […]

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Towards Soft Boundaries: International cross-border tourism development in SA’s arid areas

Atkinson, D (2007a), Towards Soft Boundaries: International cross-border tourism development in Southern Africa’s arid areas, Arid Areas Programme unpublished report.   Introduction In the central hinterland of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia lies a vast arid area. This area is known as the Karoo (in the south-central parts), Namaqualand in the west, Richtersveld and Namib in the […]

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Tree-sleeper camp

Koot, S (2012), Tree-sleeper camp: A case study of a community tourism project in Tsintsabis, Namibia, in In W. van Beek & A. Schmidt (Eds.), African Hosts & their Guests: Cultural dynamics of tourism (pp. 153-175). Woodbridge, Suffolk: James Currey. The book can be purchased here: http://www.jamescurrey.com or contact koot@iss.nl.  

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Why do Tourists visit the Little Karoo

There has been a very rapid expansion in the number of people involved in the tourism industry over the last 5 years in the Little Karoo. There is consequently an increasing emphasis on the potential of tourism to support sustainable development in the region. There is however very little information on the region’s emerging tourism […]

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