This book provides an overview of innovative and new directions being chartered in South African tourism geographies. Within the context of global change the volume explores different facets and different geographies of tourism. Key themes under scrutiny include the sharing economy, the changing accommodation service sector, touring poverty, tourism and innovation, tourism and climate change, threats to sustainability, inclusive tourism and a number of studies which challenge the present-mindedness of much tourism geographical scholarship. The 18 chapters range across urban and rural landscapes in South Africa with sectoral studies which include adventure tourism, coastal tourism, cruise tourism, nature-based tourism, sports tourism and wine tourism. Finally, the volume raises a number of policy and planning issues in the global South in particular relating to sustainability, local economic development and poverty reduction. Outlining the impact of tourism expansion in South Africa and suggesting future research directions, this stimulating book is a valuable resource for geographers as well as researchers and students in the field of tourism studies.
Chapter 1. Introduction (J. Rogerson and Visser).- Chapter 2. Tourism Overview (C. Rogerson).- Chapter 3. History of an aspect of tourism in South Africa ( J Rogerson and C Rogerson).- Chapter 4. New forms of tourism accommodation (Visser).- Chaoter 5. Slum tourism (F. Frentzel).- Chapter 6. Tourism and climate change (W. Pandy).- Chapter 7. Tourism and conservation (W. Pandy).- Chapter 8. Mega wine farm resorts (S. Ferreira).- Chapter 9. Adventure tourism: the case of shark cage diving (T. McKay).- Chapter 10. The influence of 'flow' on commercial adventure tourism experiences (J. Giddy).- Chapter 11. Music festival tourism in South Africa (D. Harmer).- Chapter 12. Innovation in the tourism industry (Irma Booyens).