South Africa and the new tourism

SOURCE: From conflict to negotiation: nature-based development on South Africa's wild coast
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2001
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Palmer, J.H.Viljoen
SOURCE EDITOR(S): R.Palmer, H.Timmermans, H.Fay
KEYWORDS: CULTURAL TOURISM, ECO-TOURISM, TOURISM, TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2336

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Abstract

Tourism is the sole topic of this chapter, which has four sections. The first shows how travel and tourism have evolved and how a 'new' tourism has emerged in response to the radically altered global economy of ht last 20 years. The second describes the atypical experience of South Africa as a tourism destination and examine some recent local tourism initiatives. The third examine with recourse to two case studies some issues emerging from the eco and cultural attraction that dominate South African tourism. The fourth discuss the problems and prospects for tourism development in South Africa associated with the country's late entry into the global tourism market place during a period of local political and social transition.