Small-scale, nature-based tourism as a pro-poor development intervention: two examples in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Hill, T.R. and Nel, E.L. and Trotter, D. (2006) Small-scale, nature-based tourism as a pro-poor development intervention: two examples in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 27 (2). pp. 163-175. ISSN 0129-7619

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Abstract

Tourism is widely acknowledged as a key economic sector that has the potential to contribute to national and local development and, more specifically, serve as a mechanism to promote poverty alleviation and pro-poor development within a particular locality. In countries of the global South, nature-based tourism initiatives can make a meaningful impact on the livelihoods of the poor, in particular the subsistence based rural poor. Taking two examples in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, where small-scale tourism initiatives were developed recently in response to existing natural attractions in the context of coping with local economic crises, this paper broadly assesses the modest benefits to date, as well as drawbacks, in improving conditions of life.

Item Type:Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords:tourism, nature, locality, local economic development; LED; development; South Africa
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Geography
ID Code:787
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Deposited On:23 Aug 2007
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