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Development of responsible tourism guidelines for South Africa (Final report)

Development of responsible tourism guidelines for South Africa (Final report)

Goodwin, Harold, Spenceley, Anna and Maynard, Bill (2002) Development of responsible tourism guidelines for South Africa (Final report). Project Report. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK.

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Abstract

This project aimed to identify a system by which the aspirations laid out in a specific government policy document could be presented in a way that the private sector and rural communities can use it to manage business at the operational local level. The model aimed to demonstrate how civil society could use the new responsible tourism policy criteria that exist to structure management and leverage government support and to guide and benchmark the achievement against economic (pro-poor) social and environmental criteria. The project was designed to: 1. translate stakeholder agreed government policy into practical management guidelines for the whole tourism industry; 2. develop, test and adapt the guidelines in the most directly relevant sector for rural livelihoods impact, that of nature based tourism - applicable across significant areas of South Africa and far beyond the boundaries of national parks; 3. pilot the guidelines as a system of monitoring against criteria and measurable indicators that have recently been developed by South African National Parks within the lodge concession leasing process.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural, livelihoods, tourism, South Africa, Africa, development
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
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Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 10:47
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12135

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