Re-creating slum tourism: perspectives from South Africa
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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.