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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Accommodating business travellers: The organisation and spaces of serviced apartments in Cape Town, South Africa Published: 01 December 2018
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, doi: 10.2478/bog-2018-0032
In recent years several new forms of lodging have developed as alternatives to the hotel. For business travellers the serviced apartment has emerged as a new phenomenon. Within extant accommodation scholarship the service apartment sector has attracted minimal international attention either from tourism or property researchers. This paper analyses the development and character of service apartments in one of South Africa’s major business tourism destinations, the city of Cape Town. It is disclosed that serviced apartments are clustered around different business nodes in the city and spatially differentiated in terms of serving distinctive business traveller markets.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Nature-based tourism operators’ perceptions and adaptation to climate change in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Published: 01 December 2018
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, doi: 10.2478/bog-2018-0034
Climate and weather are important resources for tourism. In particular, nature-based tourism activities and operations are largely dependent on and affected by environmental conditions and changes. Due to the significant socio-economic role of the nature-based tourism and the tourism industry, in general, in the region of southern Africa it is important to understand the dynamics between the industry and climate change. A key aspect of this understanding are perceptions and adaptation preparedness of tourism operators towards the estimated impact of climate change. There is a dearth of empirical studies on climate change perceptions and adaptation in nature-based tourism operations across southern Africa and specifically from Zimbabwe. This research gap is addressed in this article which provides an exploratory analysis of the nature of climate change adaptation practices occurring in southern Africa using evidence from Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Safari lodges and local economic linkages in South Africa Published: 14 November 2018
Africanus: Journal of Development Studies, doi: 10.25159/0304-615x/5061
The potential contribution of tourism to the wellbeing of rural communities is impacted by the development of local economic linkages. For development practitioners and policy makers the importance of evolving linkages between tourism and agriculture demands attention. This article provides an examination of the state of linkages in South Africa’s luxury safari lodge tourism sector. The results reveal the existence of only limited linkages between safari lodge accommodation providers and local agriculture. Current supply chains are mainly organised by intermediary supplier enterprises which source required food mainly from urban markets with only minimal local impacts. Linkages represent a vital potential mechanism through which to achieve the objectives of pro-poor tourism and a first step to maximise pro-poor impacts and avert polarization is to understand why such linkages rarely materialize and to identify the necessary conditions necessary for them to do so. South African policy frameworks for strengthening linkages must be informed by local evidence and draw from international experience.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Tourism and Accommodation Services in South Africa: A Spatial Perspective Published: 04 October 2018
World Regional Geography Book Series, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-94974-1_23
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Accommodation services for competitive tourism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Historical evidence from Malawi Published: 20 December 2017
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, doi: 10.1515/bog-2017-0035
The accommodation services sector is a vital underpinning of the competitiveness of destinations in especially emerging tourism regions of the global economy. Within the environment of Africa building the competitiveness of countries as tourism destinations is inseparable from the challenge of establishing a network of different forms of accommodation at competitive prices and internationally acceptable quality standards. This paper uses a longitudinal approach to analyse the development of the accommodation services sector in one African country - Malawi - which is scaling up its tourism industry. Using historical evidence the objective is to examine the unfolding evolution of accommodation services as a factor in enhancing tourism destination competitiveness. The chequered pathway followed in Malawi to building the country’s network of hotels and small-scale accommodation establishments is traced from the colonial period to post-independence developments. It is argued that in understanding the historical evolution of accommodation services policy re-orientations have been significant drivers of change.
Article 0 Reads 5 Citations City Tourism in South Africa: Diversity and Change Published: 18 July 2017
Tourism Review International, doi: 10.3727/154427217X14984977561745