Inclusive local tourism development in South Africa: Evidence from Dullstroom

Gareth Butler, Christian Rogerson

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    Abstract

    Growing international debates surround the notion of inclusive tourism development. The objective in this paper is to examine the issues around inclusive tourism development in South Africa through a locality study. The analysis focuses on the small town of Dullstroom which has experienced considerable tourism growth over the past decades as a consequence of its rich tourism products of fly-fishing, agritourism and second homes tourism. Findings are reported from qualitative interviews with black (African) employees of tourism establishments in Dullstroom. The results reveal tourism development in Dullstroom provides a range of positive economic and social benefits for local residents and that this small town exhibits evidence of an inclusive trajectory of tourism development.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)264-281
    Number of pages18
    JournalLocal Economy
    Volume31
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016

    Keywords

    • inclusive development
    • local economic development
    • local government
    • South Africa
    • tourism

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