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This paper considers the development of rural tourism in South Africa based on a review of the literature and fieldwork conducted in the autumn of 2002. Rural tourism in South Africa has undergone fundamental change since the advent of political democracy in 1995. Previously perceived as a 'white...

Author(s)
Briedenhann, J.; Wickens, E.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2004, 6, 3, pp 189-203
Abstract

South Africa, like many developing countries, views tourism as a panacea to the evils of poverty that bedevil the country's rural African communities. Whilst there has been substantial growth in the tourism sector since 1994, the anticipated benefits have not materialized for those most in need of...

Author(s)
Briedenhann, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2011, 20, 3/4, pp 484-500
Abstract

Using a four round Delphi survey, a focus group and semi-structured interviews, this study investigates the respondent perspective of the public sector role in providing an environment conducive to the development of the rural tourism sector in Britain and South Africa. Although South African...

Author(s)
Briedenhann, J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2007, 10, 6, pp 584-607
Abstract

This study seeks to determine the degree of participation and empowerment in township tourism and to gain an insight into residents' perceptions of its social and cultural repercussions. Soweto was chosen as the subject of the case study since it has characteristics that are common to other South...

Author(s)
Briedenhann, J.; Ramchander, P.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Cultural tourism in a changing world: politics, participation and (Re)presentation, 2006, pp 124-142
Abstract

Tourism scholars highlight the use of evaluation as a tool in managing the development of tourism. However, despite the potential for extending knowledge and understanding, few evaluation studies form an integral part of tourism development practice. The study from which this article is drawn is...

Author(s)
Briedenhann, J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2009, 12, 4, pp 379-396
Abstract

This paper examines one grassroots tourism community project in South Africa, and questions its success in ensuring empowerment and economic benefits tothe community involved. It is suggested that although the project had a positive impact on the lives of the community, the question remains on...

Author(s)
Briedenhann, J.; Wickens, E.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Reinventing a tourism destination: facing the challenge, 2004, pp 167-177
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tourism administration and regional integration under transition: policy and practice in South Africa.

This chapter examines the causes and consequences of tourism policy, and its implementation in South Africa, simultaneously examining policy objectives and integration processes at the national, provincial, regional and local government level. The structure of tourism policy following the...

Author(s)
Briedenhann, J.; Butts, S.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851997481)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This paper argues that the clustering of activities and attractions, and the development of rural tourism routes, stimulates cooperation and partnerships between local areas. Meaningful community participation, together with public sector support, presents opportunities for the development of...

Author(s)
Briedenhann, J.; Wickens, E.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2004, 25, 1, pp 71-79
Abstract

Over the past decade, South Africa has enhanced its reputation as a sports mega-event destination. Such events are perceived by the government and its agencies as an avenue through which to garner economic, employment and tourism benefits, while simultaneously upgrading sporting and transport...

Author(s)
Briedenhann, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sport & Tourism, 2011, 16, 1, pp 5-32
Abstract

Drawing principally upon examples from Great Britain and South Africa, this paper undertakes an analysis of the macro impacts of rural tourism on the host environment. Caveats are sounded that rural tourism should not be relied on as an economic panacea in rural areas, but should form part of a...

Author(s)
Butts, S.; Briedenhann, J.
Publisher
Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Acta Turistica, 2006, 18, 2, pp 109-137

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