The economic impacts of tourism in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa: Is poverty subsiding?

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dc.contributor.author Muchapondwa, Edwin
dc.contributor.author Stage, Jasper
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-26T10:03:58Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-26T10:03:58Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1477-8947.12007/abstract en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1477-8947.12007/abstract
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/744
dc.description.abstract Tourism in southern Africa is based on the region's wildlife and nature assets and is generally environmentally sustainable, but the extent to which it contributes to other aspects of sustainable development — overall income generation or poverty eradication — is less well explored. In this paper, we use social accounting matrices to compare the economic impacts of foreign tourism in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Overall impacts on GDP range from 6% (South Africa) to 9% (Namibia). However, South Africa's economy is more diversified than its neighbours' and more of the goods and services used by tourists and by the tourism industry are supplied domestically. Consequently, the impact per Rand spent is considerably larger for South Africa than for Botswana or Namibia. The poorer segments of the population appear to receive shares of tourism income that are smaller than their share of overall income in all three countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Natural Resources Forum en_US
dc.subject Tourism en_US
dc.subject Multiplier effects en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Namibia en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Poverty reduction en_US
dc.title The economic impacts of tourism in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa: Is poverty subsiding? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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