African tourism geographies: Existing paths and new directions

Christian M. Rogerson, Gustav Visser

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In the global profile of scholarship on tourism geographies, Africa is the least represented continent. With Africa's incorporation into the global tourism economy, considerable optimism has been raised by many national governments as well as external international development agencies as to the potential contribution of tourism for social and economic development across the continent. The number of geographical voices interrogating the nexus of tourism and development is small but expanding. This paper provides a review of the existing paths and new directions of tourism geographies of the region of Southern Africa as the context for this special dossier. It is argued that tourism research and debates in Southern Africa are growing in importance, including an expansion of geographical research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-259
Number of pages9
JournalTijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011


  • Economic development
  • Southern Africa
  • Tourism geographies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics


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