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1st Edition

Tourism, Change and the Global South

ISBN 9780367549534
Published June 17, 2021 by Routledge
276 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This significant volume is the first to focus on both the changing nature of tourism and the capacity of tourism to effect change, especially in the Global South.

Geographically, this changing nature of tourism is based on the transforming relationships between demand, supply and location. While this is nothing new in tourism, recent decades have intensified the changing characteristics of global tourism. From another perspective, tourism represents a change, and nowadays many localities and regions aim to use tourism as a tool for positive change, i.e. development. However, this has turned out to be a challenging task in practice, especially in the Global South context where the relationship between tourism growth and local development has often been controversial. This book looks at a host of critical concepts in one volume, such as growth and development, adaptation and resilience, sustainability and responsibility, governance and planning and heritage and destination management strategies. By understanding the drivers of change, this book sheds new insight into the promise and role of sustainability and responsibility in tourism development.

This book will be of great interest to all upper-level students, academics and researchers in the fields of Tourism, Geography and Cultural and Heritage studies.

Table of Contents


Introduction and Frameworks

  1. Tourism and change: Issues and challenges in the Global South
  2. Jarkko Saarinen and Jayne M. Rogerson

  3. Tourism for change: Change management towards sustainable tourism development
  4. Jarkko Saarinen

  5. Democratizing the cultural past: Western values, the Global South and cross-cultural perspectives in heritage tourism
  6. Dallen Timothy

  7. Antecedents of tourism vicarious nostalgia: Conceptual model, systematic review, and research agenda
  8. Oscar Hengxuan Chi and Christina G. Chi


    Change in Tourism

  9. Images, instruments and the governance capacity of local governments in tourism development planning: Evidence from Ghana
  10. Emmanuel Akwsi Adu-Ampong

  11. From small island developing states to large ocean states: Tourism in the changing periphery of island states in the global South

C. Michael Hall

    7.   The generative power of nurturing new connections – Indigenous tour operators learning across, learning deeply

    Marnie Graham, Sandie Suchet-Pearson, Uncle Lexodious Dadd and Dirk Pienaar

    8.   Roots tourism and the year of return campaign in Ghana: Moving belonging beyond the history of slavery

    Matthias Gebauer and Marie Umscheid

    9.  ‘The culture of the Souq is lost’ - Valuing social capital and a legacy within tourism development

    Manuela Gutberlet

    10. The evolution of township tourism in South Africa

    Irma Booyens


    Tourism for Change

    11. Impacts of tourism on livelihoods of women in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Tariro Sibanda and Joseph M. Cheer

    12. Economic development, tourism and conservation in developing countries

    Joseph E. Mbaiwa

    13. Municipal assets for tourism and small town local economic development: Caravan parks in South Africa

    Christian M. Rogerson and Jayne M. Rogerson

    14. The gig economy and employment in tourism in Southern Africa: A global finger in the informal sector pie?

    Tom Baum and Julia K. Giddy

    15. ‘African’ representations: Township tourism

Malte Steinbrink and Ina Voshage

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Jarkko Saarinen is Professor of Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland, and Distinguished Visiting Professor (Sustainability Management) at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interests include tourism and development, sustainability in tourism, climate change adaptation, tourism–community relations and nature conservation studies. He is Editor for Tourism Geographies. His recent publications include edited/co-edited books: Tourism Enclaves and Resilient Destinations.

Jayne M. Rogerson is Associate Professor of Tourism at the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research interests include tourism accommodation, urban tourism, tourism history and sustainable tourism. Her most recent publications are two co-edited books: New Directions in South African Tourism Geographies and Urban Tourism in the Global South.