1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Africa

    540 Pages
    by Routledge

    540 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book provides a comprehensive and readable overview of the critical debates and controversies around tourism in Africa, and the major factors that are affecting tourism development now and in the future.

    Drawing upon research emerging from collaborations between a growing number of African academics and practitioners based in the continent and in the African diaspora as well as international colleagues, the Handbook offers key critical insights into the issues, challenges and trends that Africa and African tourism is facing. Part I covers continent-wide issues such as climate change, ICT, heritage and development. The remaining parts are organised along geographic lines, with each chapter covering the development of tourism, current trends and discussion of critical issues such as community participation, gender, backpacking, urban tourism, wildlife tourism and conservation.

    Combining an overview of key theories, concepts, contemporary issues and debates, this book will be a valuable resource for students, academics and practitioners investigating the role of tourism in Africa.

    Foreword by Zurab Pololikashvili - Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)


    1. Tourism in Africa - continental issues and regional contexts Emanuel A. Adu-Ampong, Marina Novelli and Manuel Alector Ribeiro

    Part 1: Africa and Tourism

    2. The changing nature of Africa as a competitive tourism role-player Andrea Saayman, Melvile Saayman and Armand Viljoen

    3. Information communication technology and tourism in Africa Julian K. Ayeh

    4. Heritage and heritage tourism in Africa: historical overview and contemporary issues Noel Biseko Lwoga and Emmanuel A. Adu-Ampong

    5. Adventure Tourism in Africa Julia K. Giddy

    6. Tourism and Climate Change in Africa Wame L. Hambira and Joseph E. Mbaiwa

    7. Growing Africa’s tourism through air transport liberalisation: continental aspirations and key policy bottlenecks Rayviscic Mutinda

    InFocus 1: The role of the UNWTO in tourism and sustainable development in Africa Marie-Alise Elcia Grandcourt

    InFocus 2: MICE in Africa. Kwakye Donkor 

    Part 2: Tourism in North Africa

    8. Tunisian Tourism, Gender and the Contribution of Postcolonial Feminism Heather Jeffrey and Nick Rumens

    9. Understanding the complexities of residents’ support for cultural heritage preservation through an equity theory lens: The case of World Heritage Sites of Carthage, Tunisia  Huda Abdullah Megeirhi, Manuel Alector Ribeiro, Kyle Maurice Woosnam

    10. Current issues of tourism in Morocco Fernando Almeida García

    11. Tourism in Egypt: the past and the present Doaa Shohaieb

    InFocus 3:  The Role of the Media in Promoting Tourism in Africa Kojo Bentum Williams and Ben Ohene

    Part 3: Tourism in West Africa

    12. "Today is party A, tomorrow is party B": The Elmina 2015 Strategy and the politics of tourism-led local economic development planning in Ghana Emmanuel A. Adu-Ampong

    13. Tourism development in Senegal: Historical overview and new directions for community-based tourism Aby Sene-Harper

    14. The political economy of tourism development in Cape Verde islands Manuel Alector Ribeiro, Kyle Maurice Woosnam and Huda Abdullah Megeirhi

    15. Backpacking in Ghana: prospects and challenges Frederick Dayour

    16. Drivers and opportunities in Nigeria's tourism industry: towards sustainable growth and development.

    Ogechi Adeola, Oserere Eigbe and Omotayo Muritala

    17. Tourism development in Niger: challenges and opportunities Sarah Gafarou

    18.Tourism development in Sierra Leone Desmond O. Brown

    InFocus 4: Afrogallonism and Yellow brick road 360 La Nana Osei Kwadwo

    InFocus 5: Aviators Africa Academy (AAA) - Capacity Development in Africa aviation industry Toni Ukachukwu and Olayemi Akinoshun

    Part 4: Tourism in Middle Africa

    19. Eco-tourism in Cameroon’s protected areas: investigating the link between community participation and policy development Vyasha Harilal and Tembi Tichaawa

    20. Tourism development in Gabon: pioneers operating under adverse conditions Isabelle Cloquet

    21. Tourism and nature in São Tomé and Príncipe: opportunities for the internationalization of a Small Island State Brígida Rocha Brito

    InFocus 6: Diary of a woman in Tourism Bénédicte Joan

    Part 5: Tourism in Eastern Africa

    22. The Potential of Tourism Revenue Sharing Policy to Benefit Conservation in Rwanda Ian E. Munanura and Edwin Sabuhoro

    23. Rock Art tourism in Ethiopia and cultural heritage management challenges Dagnachew Leta Senbeto

    24. Tourism in Mozambique: historical evolution and future challenges Mariamo Abdula, Zelia Breda, Maria Celeste Eusébio

    25. Development of tourism in Tanzania: the need to strengthen agriculture - tourism linkages John Thomas Mgonja

    26. Local Community Support in Tourism in Mauritius – the case of Ray of Light by LUX* Haywantee Ramkissoon and Vishnee Sowamber

    27. Pastoral women participation in community conservancies in Maasai Mara, Kenya. Judy Kepher Gona and Lucy Atieno

    InFocus 7: Red Rocks initiatives for sustainable development Greg Bakunz

    Part 6: Tourism in Southern Africa

    28. City Tourism in Southern Africa: Progress and Issues Chris M. Rogerson and Jayne M. Rogerson

    29. Wildlife tourism, conservation and community benefits in Zimbabwe Chiedza Ngonidzashe Mutanga, Oliver Chikuta, Never Muboko, Edson Gandiwa, Forbes Kabote and Tatenda W. Kaswaurere

    InFocus 8: South African Airways and CSR Jon Danks

    InFocus 9: Hatika Adult Education Centre Supports Community Tourism Development in Windhoek (Namibia) Sisco Auala

    InFocus 10: Keeping More Tourism Spend in Destinations is Crucial for Sustainable Tourism Development Thomas Muller


    30. Prospects and futures for tourism in Africa Marina Novelli, Emmanuel A. Adu-Ampong, Manuel Alector Ribeiro


    Marina Novelli is Professor of Tourism and International Development at the University of Brighton, UK.

    Emmanuel Akwasi Adu-Ampong is an Assistant Professor in the Cultural Geography Chair Group at Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands, and a Research Associate at the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Manuel Alector Ribeiro is a Lecturer in Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, UK, and a Senior Research Associate in the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.