• Ecotourism
    for the future generation (Commonwealth of Australia, 2004). Tourism development can be vulnerable challenging especially in less-developed countries such as South Africa because they are likely to place higher priority on economic benefits and neglect the importance of the environment and the...
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  • Extract of Study – a Comparative Analysis of the Management and Socio-Economic Impacts of Sport Tourism Events in Cape Town and Durban
    potential owing to domestic instability during certain peak periods. However, since the first democratic election in 1994, tourism has become a fast growing economic sector and owing to unique 13 geographical and cultural settings, South Africa attracts tourists on a national and international level...
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  • Local Economic Development and the Crocodile Ramble
    contributes towards understanding the potential and importance of organising routes for local tourism promotion and economic development. The history and unfolding evolution of one South African tourism route initiative – the Crocodile Ramble – is examined. This case study is distinguished by...
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  • Interim Report of the Factors Influencing the Success of Community Tourism in South Africa
    opportunities. (Spenceley, 2003) One of the most noticeable changes in South Africa has been the founding of a community tourism body. (Hughes & Vaughan, 2001) In order to explore pro-poor tourism in South Africa, five private sector tourism companies’ performance in economic, social and...
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  • South Africa: the Impact of Travel & Tourism on Jobs and the Economy
    & TOURISM ON THE THRESHOLD OF SIGNIFICANT GROWTH? SOUTH AFRICA HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT NEW TOURISM DESTINATIONS FOLLOWING ITS TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY AND ENTRY INTO MAINSTREAM ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CIRCLES. ALTHOUGH MANY OF THE STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL PIECES APPEAR TO...
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  • Tourism Development and Host Community
    stated by Fakir et al (2009). The truth comes therefore that community involvement in South Africa in terms of tourism development is minimum; hence the South African government should show an active commitment towards community involvement because of its importance. The importance of community...
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  • South Africa
    homelessness. Works Cited   Shackleton, Charlie et al. 2007. The Importance of Dry Woodlands and Forests in Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation in South Africa. Forest Policy and Economics, 9(5). Retrieved April 7, 2007, from BIOSIS database.   Ministry of Tourism Republic of South Africa...
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  • Miss
    to join such organizations. As well, the Tourism Month takes place each year in September in South Africa, to raise awareness of the importance of this sector and explore new opportunities. Tourism generates income The tourism expenditure is proportional with the number of visitors coming...
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  • Hotel Industry
    and North Africa and natural disasters in Japan. By region, Europe (+6%) was the best performer, while by subregion South-America (+10%) topped the ranking. Contrary to previous years, growth was higher in advanced economies (+5.0%) than in emerging ones (+3.8%), due largely to the strong results in...
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  • Tourism, Second Homes and an Emerging South African
    . Hoogendoorn, G., & Visser, G., (2010a). Second homes and small town development in South Africa. Tourism Recreation Research, 31(1), 55-66. Hoogendoorn, G., & Visser, G. (2010b). Second home-led local economic development in five South African small towns. Development Southern Africa, 27(4), 547...
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  • Report: International Tourism 2010
    , maintained growth during 2010,  benefiting from increasing economic dynamism and the hosting of events such as the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Results returned to double digits in the Middle East (+14% to 60 million) where almost all destinations grew by 10% or more. In Europe (+3% to 471...
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  • South Africa
    . • • Tourism has been identified as one of South Africa's top five economic contributors (DEAT, 2002b). The government’s environment minister, Valli Moosa, at the launch of the guidelines, highlighted the importance of responsible tourism in South Africa: ‘Responsible tourism is about enabling local...
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  • Tourism in Africa
    Tourism in South Africa. Bulletin UASVM, Horticulture, 65(2), pp. 256-261. 4. Odularu, G. O., 2008. Does Tourism Contribute to Economic Performance in West Africa?. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 19(2), pp 340-367. 5. The Ruffor Maurice Laing...
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  • Micro Economy of South Africa
    economic sectors with excellent potential for growth. About 9,6 million foreign tourists visited South Africa in 2008, a 5,5% increase over the 9,1 million foreigners who visited the country in 2007. The contribution of tourism to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have increased...
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  • Tesco
    important element in promoting Thailand as a tourist destination country. More recently, Kim et al (2000) in discussing the case of Sun Lost City, South Africa, and McElroy (2003) in discussing small islands highlight the importance of infrastructure, particularly government financed infrastructure...
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  • Positive and Negative Effects of Tourism in Africa
    world in order to survive and obtain an income, forcing a loss in certain traditions and culture. But tourism encourages people in rural areas to keep their traditions and embrace their culture. For example, the arts and crafts made by the Ndebele tribe in South Africa as a symbol of their culture can...
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  • Sport Tourism
    . Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology. TURCO, D.M.; SWART, K.; BOB, U. & MOODLEY, V. (2003). Socio-economic impacts of sport tourism in Durban unicity, South Africa. Journal of Sport Tourism, 8(4): 223-239. 92 SAJR SPER, 30(2), 2008 Sport tourism event impacts URGAN, B. & MULE, T. (2001...
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  • Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Can Jeopardise Economic Development of Tourism Destinations
    the development of tourism. Among all the factors influencing these owners, lifestyle factors are found predominantly amongst entrepreneurs (DTI, 2003). These lifestyle entrepreneurs contribute to the tourism development of the South Africa in terms of economic development, the job creation and the...
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  • The Impacts of the Global Recession of 2008-2009
    are still being felt today. Africa is homeland to numerous natural resources. Contrary to this, it is one of poorest regions in the world constituting almost 10% of the world’s population and ravaged by high crime rates and the HIV and AIDS pandemic. The worldwide economic crisis of late 2008 and 2009...
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  • Globalisation and Pollution
    6% [Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA) Annual Reports, 2000-2005]. In 1996, Africa’s leading tourist destinations were South Africa (4.64 million), Tunisia (3.89 million), Morocco (2.69 million), Zimbabwe (1.74 million), Kenya (0.907 million), Botswana (0.660 million...
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