"Using a rich set of detailed case studies, this volume furnishes the first comprehensive analysis of the role of the private sector in conservation areas. For researchers of tourism, development studies and biodiversity conservation this book is a new and important benchmark in African scholarship." -Christian M. Rogerson, Research Professor, School of Tourism & Hospitality, University of Johannesburg.
"This is an impressive book that will make an important contribution to the literature on private-sector involvement in the delivery of tourism services in parks and protected areas in Africa." - Dr. Paul F. J. Eagles, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies,
University of Waterloo.
Tourism in Africa's protected and conserved areas involves partnerships and interactions between numerous stakeholders such as governments, communities, NGOs, the private sector and academics.
Through the use of 32 comprehensive case studies from 11 African countries, this book presents guidelines to ensure optimal benefits for stakeholders as well as promoting the sustainability of tourism in Africa. It includes descriptions of the various models for the private sector to engage in tourism in conservation areas in Africa, such as pure private sector ownership, joint ventures, tripartite agreements and government leases. End-to-end coverage of the processes used to develop these partnerships is provided, as well as best practices for the private sector engaging in tourism. The book provides guidance on identifying the most suitable private sector tourism options based on guidelines of conditions and desired outcomes, to promote the long-term sustainability of African tourism in protected areas.
Key features include:
- The first book to provide a detailed analysis of private sector involvement and partnerships in tourism in Africa.
- Includes best practice examples to develop tourism partnerships with the private sector.
- Highlights important tools to enhance the sustainability of tourism in Africa, involving numerous stakeholders.
This book is recommended for academics, students and practitioners working in sustainable tourism, including community, private sector and government stakeholders.
Suitable for tourism academics, students and practitioners