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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in home-stay arrangements in Ghana's cultural city, Kumasi, and further assess NGO intermediation of home-stay from home-stay operators' and international volunteer tourists' perspectives....

Author(s)
Mensah, E. A.; Agyeiwaah, E.; Dimache, A. O.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Cities, 2017, 3, 1, pp 69-86
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This article investigates the statistical properties of the total number of arrivals and departures in Kenya for the time period 1975Q1-2011Q4 by looking at the degree of persistence of the series. We use long range dependence techniques and given the quarterly nature of the series seasonality is...

Author(s)
Gil-Alana, L. A.; Mudida, R.; Pérez de Gracia, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2014, 46, pp 89-101
Abstract

Many countries in Africa are currently investing in tourism with the aim of increasing annual tourist flows but majority of them are negatively symbolised at source markets as countries with 'difficult heritage'. Previous research has indicated that tourism in Africa is perceived as riskier than...

Author(s)
Muhwezi, D. K.; Baum, T.; Nyakaana, J. B.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Management and Tourism, 2016, 7, 3, pp 33-42
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This report provides an update on South African outbound travel, highlighting the market drivers, destinations, market characteristics (booking behaviour, visitor demographics, purpose of visit, expenditure, length of stay, and seasonality), modes of transport and accommodation, and the tour...

Publisher
Mintel International Group Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Travel & Tourism Analyst, 2013, No.9, pp 41 pp.
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The safety and security of tourists has increasingly become a concern for the tourism industry. Since tourism is particularly sensitive to changing tastes and external dangers, violence - whether actual or potential - can seriously impede tourist activity through the creation of perceptions....

Author(s)
Bloemhoff, H. J.
Publisher
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Citation
South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 2008, 30, 1, pp 1-13
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This paper explores the nature of sex tourism on the Kenyan coast. Based on a study of women offering 'romantic' experiences to international tourists in the beach towns of Mombasa and Malindi, the research suggests that these women are motivated by the desire to have a better life that only a...

Author(s)
Omondi, R. K.; Ryan, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2017, 58, pp 217-227
Abstract

This paper uses dynamic panel model to compare the effect of terrorism on developed and emerging country demand for tourism in Kenya. Quarterly data spanning 2010Q1 to 2013Q4, sourced from the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics, for 27 developed and 34 emerging countries is used. Intensity of...

Author(s)
Buigut, S.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2018, 18, 1, pp 28-37
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Nigeria has all the natural endowments that form the core components of the tourism industry. The endowments include tourists who are interested in coming to Nigeria; architectural infrastructure to provide accommodation and services for tourists; agriculture and agro-allied industries to sustain...

Author(s)
Imaah, N. O.
Publisher
Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Department of Crops and Soil Science, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Citation
Acta Agronomica Nigeriana, 2006, 7, 1, pp 21-27
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This study explores the use of gap analysis in examining the demand-side and supply-side perceptions of international tourists' motives for visiting Botswana, along with Botswana's competitiveness as a tourist destination. Statistically significant negative gaps between tourists and tourism...

Author(s)
Pansiri, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 2014, 15, 3, pp 217-247
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These proceedings contain 42 papers which examine the current state of tourism and the initiatives by the local government and private stakeholders to improve sustainability.

Author(s)
Mohamed, B.
Publisher
Social Transformation Platform, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Citation
Proceedings of Regional Conference on Tourism Research, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, 13-14 December 2010. The state of the art and its sustainability, 2010, pp 381 pp.

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