The role of second homes in local economic development in five small South African towns

Gijsbert Hoogendoorn, Gustav Visser

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Abstract

Local economic development (LED) is receiving greater policy prominence in a range of southern African settings. Strategic interventions often draw on tourism development to attain LED objectives. This investigation contends that second home development can serve as an additional focus for tourism strategies aimed at LED, and demonstrates that important LED objectives, such as developing and maintaining enterprises, generating employment and attracting capital inflows, can be achieved through second home development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-562
Number of pages16
JournalDevelopment Southern Africa
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Local economic development
  • Local economic impacts
  • Second homes
  • Small towns
  • South Africa
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development

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