Role Of Tourism In South Africa

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Introduction
South Africa has made huge improvements over two decades to rise from a poorly unnoticeable destination with only 6.7 million visitors in 1990 to one of the fastest growing attraction, wooing 33.8 million tourists, in 2012 (World Bank, 2013). This strong burst of attractive ability is thank to a clear vision, focused approach and applicable guidelines. The White paper for development and The White paper on Development and Promotion of Tourism is a notable document acting as directory and strategic guidance for the conducting of “responsible” tourism activities.
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White paper on Development and Promotion of Tourism is officially published in 1996 by South African government. It contains explanation of weaknesses faced by both
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Legislation allows the governing body in region to influence development so as to keep the process and its consequence on the proper track. This, translates to sustainable tourism, means drafts which enable rights and conditions for employees, health and safety condition for tourists and conservation of scarce resources. Throughout the scheme, South African government recognized the potential of these, thus, it has been laying conditions for operators and developers. For instance, Kruger National Park was awarded concession by ensuring the recruitment of the majority of employees from historically disadvantaged people, improving service quality and focusing large funds on conservation. This, combining with the Tourism Public Private Partnership toolkit, has proved efficient in alleviating issues related to community, power unbalance and…show more content…
The contemporary, advocated approach in land control tied to sustainable tourism is interconnection of regional spatial planning and community-based land use planning. Of the two, macro separates priority areas for tourism development and makes links between the activities and other supporting industries; while the micro deals with land policy creation, assessment process based on local participation. This approach is clearly seen in the government designating 4 area types: Spatial Development Initiatives, Priority Areas for Tourism Infrastructure Investment, Tourism nodes and Conservation Areas. Embedded in those area definition and approach are creative methods the likes of integrated area management, zoning for tourism. This approach strengthen the chance of areas which displays more prominent chance of tourism development receiving decent attention and investment to realize their potential; at the same time ensure that their growth will be aligned to

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