Re-creating slum tourism: perspectives from South Africa

SOURCE: Urbani Izziv
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Booyens, C.M.Rogerson
KEYWORDS: TOURISM, TOURISM DEVELOPMENT, TOWNSHIP
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10733

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Abstract

Slum tourism is a growing phenomenon in several cities in the global South. The objective in this conceptual paper is to analyse the development and critical challenges around slum tourism in the urban global South and to argue a case for re-creating slum tourism by building upon the potential for creative tourism. The focus is upon the townships of South Africa. It is argued that South Africa provides an instructive case study in the international phenomenon of slum tourism and of its potential to be reimagined and developed in a responsible manner, including through an important role for creative tourism. Recommendations are offered for a research agenda on creative slum tourism.