Governments across the world are increasingly relying on tourism as an instrument of development. As tourism continues to grow globally, the prospect of irreparable damage being done to some of the world’s most cherished destinations is becoming real. The need to balance the ever-growing demand for tourism with planning and management strategies that protect and preserve both tourism resources and the environment for future generations is unquestionable. Tourism planning and development: igniting Africa’s tourism economy provides African students and development stakeholders with an opportunity to study and understand tourism in the context of their surroundings and heritage.
Tourism planning and development: igniting Africa’s tourism economy is an introductory text that explains basic concepts and the unfolding of the tourism phenomenon on the African continent. Adopting a comprehensive and practical approach, it uses local examples and case studies to illustrate the implementation of tourism development principles and capture the essence of the African tourism space.
Contents include the following:
- Planning for tourism development
- Alternative tourism products in Africa
- Role of attractions in tourism development
- Accommodation and hospitality
- Role of transport in tourism
- Tourism supply chain management
- Destination management and marketing
- Environmental impacts of tourism
- Tourism, entrepreneurship and small business development
Tourism planning and development: igniting Africa’s tourism economy is aimed at tourism students and development stakeholders.
About the editor
Dr Paul Nkemungu Acha-Anyi is founder and executive director of Achas University Institute of Tourism and Business Management, and publisher of Achas Safari Africa magazine. He has lectured tourism development, economics of tourism and project management for over thirteen years at Tshwane University of Technology and currently undertakes contract research supervision for a number of universities.
Chapter 1: The foundation of tourism
Chapter 2: Planning for tourism development
Chapter 3: Destination Africa: an institutional tourism framework
Chapter 4: Alternative tourism: the African perspective
Chapter 5: Attractions
Chapter 6: Accommodation and hospitality
Chapter 7: Transport
Chapter 8: Tourism intermediaries and information communication technology (ICT)
Chapter 9: Tourism supply chain management
Chapter 10: Destination management and marketing
Chapter 11: Managing the interaction between tourism and the natural environment
Chapter 12: Economic impacts of tourism
Chapter 13: Tourism, entrepreneurship and small business development
Chapter 14: Impacts of tourism on host communities
Chapter 15: Sustainable tourism in protected areas: tourism concession and their benefits for tourism, communities and conservation
Chapter 16: The future of tourism in Africa
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