Tourism, tourists and sustainable development in Africa; Thematic proceedings of ATLAS Africa Conferences Volume 7, Gaborone, Botswana, July 1-3, 2009

J. Saarinen (Editor), R. van der Duim (Editor), K. Zellmer (Editor)

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Abstract

Tourism is a global scale industry with increasing impacts on the environment, regional and local development. In many African countries tourism provides increasingly new opportunities, jobs and economic benefits to local communities, and currently many countries in the continent see tourism promotion as a good and relatively inexpensive strategy that can be used to attract foreign direct investment through showing natural areas and local indigenous cultures. As a result of growing tourism activities many places and rural areas in the region are increasingly tied to the industry and related cultural, social, economic and political networks. At the same time tourism in the region is deeply influenced by its changing physical and social environments and larger processes such as global climate change.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationArnhem, The Netherlands
PublisherATLAS Association for Tourism and Leisure Education
Number of pages118
ISBN (Print)9789075775440
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameThematic proceedings of ATLAS Africa Conferences
PublisherATLAS Association for Tourism and Leisure Education
No.7

Keywords

  • tourism
  • tourists
  • tourist industry
  • tourism development
  • tourism impact
  • regional development
  • economic development
  • africa
  • sustainable development

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    Saarinen, J., van der Duim, R., & Zellmer, K. (Eds.) (2010). Tourism, tourists and sustainable development in Africa; Thematic proceedings of ATLAS Africa Conferences Volume 7, Gaborone, Botswana, July 1-3, 2009. (Thematic proceedings of ATLAS Africa Conferences; No. 7). ATLAS Association for Tourism and Leisure Education.