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Responsible Tourism: Critical Issues for Conservation and Development

Edited By: Anna Spenceley

386 pages, Maps, figs, tabs


Paperback | Apr 2010 | #184449 | ISBN-13: 9781849710701
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Hardback | Sep 2008 | #175517 | ISBN-13: 9781844076390
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Employing case studies drawn from across southern Africa - one of the testing grounds for the idea that responsible tourism can promote biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation - this book provides a comprehensive, evidence-based examination of the range of issues of what works and what does not.

'It should be on the shelf of all professionals ( in government, development and environmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector) who feel committed to embrase tourism as a vector for development, for conserving habitats and wildlife, to the integrity of local communities.' Luc Hens, Environment and Pollution, 2010. 'Excellent reading material for students on environment and tourism. It appeals to academics in the field of tourism studies.' Luc Hens, Environment and Pollution, 2010.


Foreword by UNWTO * Introduction: Responsible Tourism in Southern Africa * Part I: Policies, Institutional Interventions and Market Forces * Local Economic Development in Mozambique: An Assessment of the Implementation of Tourism Policy as a Means to Promote Local Economies * Ecotourism in Madagascar: How a Sleeping Beauty is Finally Awakening * Public-Private Partnerships in South African National Parks: The Rationale, Benefits and Lessons Learned * A Perspective on Community-based Tourism from South Africa: The TRANSFORM Programme, 1996-2007 * Responsible Tourism and the Tourism Industry: A Demand and Supply Perspective * The Development Impacts of Tourism Supply Chains: Increasing Impact on Poverty and Decreasing Our Ignorance * Part II: Responsible Nature-based Tourism * Impacts of Wildlife Tourism on Rural Livelihoods in Southern Africa * Tourism in Transfrontier Conservation Areas: The Kavango-Zambezi TFCA * The Realities of Ecotourism Development in Botswana * Citizen Participation in the Lodge Sector of the Okavango Delta * The Impacts of Tourism Initiatives on Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction in South Africa: Mathenjwa and Mqobela * Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa - Investment and Employment * Part III: Community-based Tourism * Local Impacts of Community-based Tourism in Southern Africa * Livelihoods, Conservation and Community-based Tourism in Tanzania: Potential and Performance * The Unsustainability of Community Tourism Donor Projects: Lessons from Zambia * Community-based Tourism and Natural Resource Management in Namibia: Local and National Economic Impacts * Part IV: Conclusions * Implications of Responsible Tourism for Conservation and Development in Southern Africa * Index

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Dr Anna Spenceley is a tourism specialist based in South Africa. She is president and founder of Spenceley Tourism and Development, providing a range of innovative solutions in sustainable tourism globally.

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