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Positive Tourism in Africa

1st Edition

Edited by Mucha Mkono

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Positive Tourism in Africa provides a crucial counter-narrative to the prevailing colonial and reductionist perspective on Africa’s tourism trajectory and future. It offers a uniquely optimistic outlook for tourism in Africa whilst acknowledging the many challenges that African countries continue to grapple with. By examining broad and localized empirical studies, conceptual frameworks, culturally centered paradigms, and innovative methodological approaches for African contexts, this book showcases the many facets of tourism in Africa that illustrate hope, resilience, growth, and survival.

This volume explores themes such as community-based tourism, wildlife tourism, tourism governance and leadership, crisis recovery, regional integration, the role of indigenous knowledge, event tourism and the impact of smart technologies. It acknowledges the challenges and opportunities for growth that exist in these various contexts and explores how tourism creates value for the spectrum of its participants.

Including a wide selection of contributions from diverse authors, many of them African, this book offers an Afro-centric interpretation of tourism phenomena. It will be of great interest to students, researchers and academics in the field of Tourism and African Studies, as well as Development Studies and Geography.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Figures

List of tables

List of contributors

Acknowledgements

  1. Positive tourism in Africa: Resisting Afro-pessimism
  2. MUCHA MKONO

    PART I: Tourism and community livelihoods

  3. The Community-Based Natural Resource Management Programme in Southern Africa - Promise or Peril? The Case of Botswana
  4. JOSEPH E. MBAIWA, TSHOLOFELO MBAIWA, AND GLADYS SIPHAMBE,

  5. Land reform and the promotion of collaborative community-based ecotourism at Somkhanda Game Reserve, South Africa
  6. REGIS MUSAVENGANE

  7. Understanding the relationships between protected areas, tourism and community livelihoods: A systems thinking approach
  8. MOREN T. STONE AND LESEGO S. STONE

  9. How community-based tourism can survive in turbulent environments: The Mahenye CAMPFIRE project, Zimbabwe SHEPHERD NYARUWATA, TAKARUZA MUNYANYIWA AND CLEOPAS NJEKERAI
  10. PART II: Positive Afro-identities and indigenous cultural resources

  11. The ‘Afro-positive turn’: Undermining Afro-pessimism through Afro-positive digital counter-narratives
  12. MUCHA MKONO

  13. Broadening Uganda’s tourism product base through indigenous cultural resource utilisation
  14. JIM AYOREKIRE, JOSEPH OBUA, AND MICHAEL BRUCE BYARUHANGA

  15. Insight into Africa: wildlife tourism as educational transformation
  16. CHLOE ROOKS, GARRY MARVIN, CAROLINE ROSS AND JONATHAN SKINNER

     

  17. Building cultural resilience in community-based tourism: the case of Goo-Moremi, Eastern Botswana.
  18. JOSEPH E. MBAIWA, GLADYS SIPHAMBE & TSHOLOFELO MBAIWA

  19. Leveraging tourism in Kenya through indigenous knowledge
  20. TOM KWANYA

     

    PART III: Governance, integration, and synergies

  21. Regional integration: A lever for positive tourism development in Africa?
  22. BINESWAREE BOLAKY

  23. Tourism progress in the SADC region: Post-colonial era milestones.
  24. ZIBANAI ZHOU

  25. Tourism and Economic Wellbeing in Africa
  26. OGECHI ADEOLA, OLANIYI EVANS AND ROBERT EBO HINSON

  27. The positive interaction between Tourism Development and Human Development: Evidence from Mauritius
  28. BOOPEN SEETANAH AND SHEEREEN FAUZEL

  29. Tourism governance and organizational infrastructure in the East African community: A baseline analysis
  30. BERNARD KITHEKA AND AGNES SIRIMA

  31. The contribution of the law to tourism: The case of Mauritius
  32. ROOPANAND MAHADEW AND KRISHNEE APPADOO

    PART IV: Crises, controversies, and the future

  33. Terrorism and tourism recovery cases: A Study of Tunisia and Egypt.
  34. DAVID ADELOYE AND NEIL CARR

  35. The trophy hunting controversy: How hunters rationalise their pastime in social media
  36. MUCHA MKONO

  37. Management of a mature destination: Kruger National Park, South Africa
  38. SANETTE FERREIRA

  39. The future of tourism in Africa: Optimism in a changing environment

MUCHA MKONO

 

Index

Contributors

Editor

Mucha Mkono, Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow in the Business School, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Email: m.mkono@uq.edu.au; muchajosie@gmail.com

Authors

David Adeloye, PhD Candidate in the Department of Tourism, University of Otago, New Zealand. Email: david.adeloye@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

Ogechi Adeola, Fellow in the Operations, Information Systems and Marketing Division of Lagos Business School (LBS), Lagos, Nigeria. Email: oadeola@lbs.edu.ng

Krishnee Appadoo, Lecturer in the Department of Law, University of Mauritius, Mauritius. Email: ka.appadoo@uom.ac.mu

Jim Ayorekire, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Forestry, Biodiversity & Tourism, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Email: jayorekire@arts.mak.ac.ug

Bineswaree Bolaky, Economic Affairs Officer in the Africa section, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Email: bineswaree.bolaky@unctad.org

Michael Bruce Byaruhanga, PhD fellow at Copenhagen University, Denmark, and Assistant Lecturer in Tourism in the Department of Forestry, Biodiversity & Tourism, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Email: mbyaruhanga@chuss.mak.ac.ug

Neil Carr, Professor and Head of the Department of Tourism, University of Otago, New Zealand. Email: neil.carr@otago.ac.nz

Olaniyi Evans, Lecturer in the School of Management & Social Sciences, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. Email: oevans@pau.edu.ng

Sheereen Fauzel, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius. Email: s.fauzel@uom.ac.mu

Sanette Ferreira, Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosc, South Africa. Email: SLAF@sun.ac.za

Robert Ebo Hinson, Professor and Head of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, University of Ghana Business School, Legon-Accra, Ghana. Email: hinsonrobert@gmail.com

Bernard Kitheka, Assistant Professor at Missouri State University, United States. Email: bkithek@g.clemson.edu

Tom Kwanya, Professor in the School of Information and Communication Studies, Technical University of Kenya. Email: tom.kwanya@gmail.com

Roopanand Mahadew, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Law, University of Mauritius, Mauritius. Email: r.mahadew@uom.ac.mu

Garry Marvin, Professor of Human-Animal Studies in the Department of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom. Email: G.Marvin@roehampton.ac.uk

 

Joseph E. Mbaiwa, Professor of Tourism Studies and Director of the Okavango Research Institute, Maun, Botswana. Email: JMbaiwa@ub.ac.bw

Tsholofelo Mbaiwa, Co-Director of Felojoe Research Services, Botswana. Email: tshologabs@gmail.com

Takaruza Munyanyiwa, Lecturer in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe. Email: munyanyiwat@staff.msu.ac.zw

Regis Musavengane, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: regmuss2000@yahoo.com

Cleopas Njekerai, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe. Email: njerekaic@staff.msu.ac.zw

Shepherd Nyaruwata, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. Email: scnyaruwata@gmail.com

Joseph Obua, Professor of Environmental Forestry and Ecotourism, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Email: jobua09@gmail.com

Chloe Rooks, BSc Graduate, University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom. Email: rooksc@roehampton.ac.uk

Caroline Ross, Reader in Evolutionary Anthropology and Head of the Department of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom. Email: c.ross@roehampton.ac.uk

Boopen Seetanah, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius, Réduit, Mauritius. Email: b.seetanah@uom.ac.mu

Gladys Siphambe, PhD candidate in the Faculty of Business, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana. Email: bsiphambe@gmail.com

Agnes Sirima,Lecturer and Head of the Department of Tourism and Recreation at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania. Email: agnes@sua.ac.tz

Jonathan Skinner, Reader in Social Anthropology in the Department of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom. Email: Jonathan.Skinner@roehampton.ac.uk

Lesego S. Stone, research scholar at the Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana, Maun, Botswana. Email:

Moren T. Stone, Senior lecturer of Environmental Science and Tourism Studies at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana. Email: Moren.Stone@mopipi.ub.bw

Zibanai Zhou, Lecturer in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe. Email: zhouz@staff.msu.ac.zw

About the Editor

Mucha Mkono is an Australian Research Council (DECRA) Fellow at the University of Queensland Business School. Her research focuses on a range of issues in tourism, especially pertaining to Africa, including wildlife conservation and trophy hunting, social movements, and representations of Africa.

About the Series

Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

The aim of this series is to explore and communicate the intersections and relationships between leisure, tourism and human mobility within the social sciences.
It will incorporate both traditional and new perspectives on leisure and tourism from contemporary geography whilst also providing for perspectives from cognate areas within the development of an integrated field of leisure and tourism studies.
Also, increasingly, tourism and leisure are regarded as steps in a continuum of human mobility. Inclusion of mobility in the series offers the prospect to examine the relationship between tourism and migration, the sojourner, educational travel, and second home and retirement travel phenomena.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS081000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism