Towards an integrated framework for sustainable sport tourism development in Central Africa

Siyabulela Nyikana, Tembi Maloney Tichaawa

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This study develops an integrated framework for the development of sport tourism, using Cameroon as a case study. A qualitative research approach was used to critically analyse existing sport tourism frameworks in the Global North and Global South contexts to draw key comparisons for the contrasting economies therein. Documentary analysis with in-depth semi-structured interviews with stakeholders in sport and tourism was conducted. Findings reveal that the sport tourism sector has great potential to make a meaningful socioeconomic contribution to economies in the region through interlinkages. For sustainable sports tourism to contribute to government priorities around regional development, global competitiveness, infrastructural development and community development, an integrated framework is needed. The study has implications for policy and planning.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDevelopment Southern Africa
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024
Externally publishedYes


  • Central Africa; local economic development; sporting events; sport tourism; sustainable tourism development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development


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