Prospects and futures for tourism in Africa

Marina Novelli, E.A. Adu-Ampong, M.A. Riberio

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This chapter provides some reflections on the prospects and futures for tourism in Africa and advance suggestions about possible directions for forthcoming research opportunities on tourism ‘in’ and ‘for’ Africa. The demand for new tourism products and services gives way to the creation of new jobs, hence potentially contributing to poverty alleviation and reducing inequalities through entrepreneurship. In some countries, tourism has been the seed of collaborative approaches leading to funds fully dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and biodiversity, the regeneration of local assets and the boost of skills across the entire value chain. The chapter also provides an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book. The book offers a varied and far-reaching set of insights into the workings of tourism in Africa. It is also devoted to the intricacies of tourism development in the Middle Africa region.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa
EditorsM. Novelli, E.A. Adu-Ampong, M.A. Riberio
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781351022545
ISBN (Print)9781138496088
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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