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Author : Andrew Rylance
School/Work Place : Consultant, South Africa
Contact : andrewrylance@gmail.com
Year : 2015

Mitchell and Ashley state that the “bulk of pro-poor tourism literature has not aimed at measuring impact… [and] is indeed recognized as a weakness in the pro-poor tourism literature by its proponents” (2010:5). The research paper aims to quantify the impact of businesses implementing pro-poor strategies to determine the value to local communities as well as the tourism business. The research paper quantifies the direct impact of the business on communities, determines the value proposition for the businesses as well as compares the partnership structures between the operators and communities. The paper provides practical examples of how differing pro-poor strategies may or may not generate a tangible impact for both parties. It demonstrates that business ventures can be profitable for both the private sector and the community; however, such success requires substantial input from the private operator, as well as a long-term approach to the business. Rylance, A and Spenceley, A (2014) wrote three case studies on inclusive tourism businesses in southern Africa, funded by GIZ and Endeva. However, the results of the case studies have not been compared and contrasted to identify common themes, opportunities and challenges. It will also develop and contribute to approaches in the pro-poor tourism literature developed by Ashley, Mitchell, Goodwin, Spenceley et al. The results provide insights for:

  1. Practitioners working between local communities and the tourism industry in southern Africa;
  2. Tourism businesses interested in establishing joint partnerships with local communities in rural environments; and,
  3. National governments aiming to implement pro-poor tourism strategies.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
234 Think Tank XIII Building community capacity by developing regional bus... file 3513 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism is often proposed as a strategy for community development, especially in rural or remote regions where traditional industries, such as agriculture, are experiencing an economic downturn and there are limited alternative opportunities...

Author: Anna Blackman 

Year: 2013 

233 Think Tank V Ecolabels and Green Globe 21: Awareness and Consumer A... file 3504 Oct 13, 2013

A case in point is New Zealand, where tourism has long been recognised as an important economic force; this is aptly illustrated by the sector’s contribution of 9.6% to the country’s GDP in 2003 (TRCNZ, 2005). The resource at the heart of mu...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2005 

232 Think Tank V Managing Risk and Crisis for Sustainable Tourism: Rese... file 3488 Dec 14, 2013

Many tourism professionals are afraid to speak about terms such as tourism security and tourism safety. There is a common feeling among tourism and travel professionals that these terms will frighten customers and that the less said the bett...

Author: Peter E. Tarlow 

Year: 2005 

OPA: Keynote Speech 

231 Think Tank VIII A Framework for Work-Life Balance Practices in the Tou... file 3477 Oct 13, 2013

This paper addresses the key issues surrounding the debate over work-life balance. It provides an overview of current thinking in the general work environment, with specific focus on the issue within the tourism industry. This paper present...

Author: Margaret Deery & Leo Jago 

Year: 2008 

OPA: 2008 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

230 Think Tank VII Web 2.0, Tourist Activated Networks and Sustainability... file 3474 Oct 13, 2013

With the emergence of Web 2.0, the Internet has begun to realize its potential in supporting the tourism experience. This presentation will first identify a number of applications within Web 2.0 that are visitor oriented - from Expedia and T...

Author: Daniel Fesenmaier 

Year: 2007 

229 Think Tank XIV Sustainable Tourism Mobility: Recommended Strategies f... file 3468 Jun 26, 2014

Transport is a vital and integral component of the tourism system yet it contributes the most emissions in tourism (Dubois, Peeters, Ceron, & Gössling, 2011; Peeters & Dubois, 2010). In line with the global concerns for sustainabilit...

Author: Diem-Trinh Le-Klähn 

Year: 2014 

228 Think Tank VII Getting Fit to Innovate: TUI's InnOlympics file 3409 Oct 13, 2013

Tether (2003) describes innovation within service industries as having a Cinderella status - marginal and neglected. The traditional approach to thinking about innovation has been to concentrate on manufacturing and within that, the role of...

Author: Graham Miller & Caroline Scarles 

Year: 2007 

227 Think Tank XII Enhancing Social Capital through Networking for Sustai... file 3408 Nov 06, 2013

Social capital has been recognised as a factor affecting sustainable development in every discipline. A network or a partnership is identified as a “structural” form of social capital and a tool to empower participants in the networks. There...

Author: Attama Nilnoppkun 

Year: 2012 

226 Think Tank IX The Role of Values in Sustainable Tourism Education file 3394 Oct 13, 2013

This presentation discusses the role of values in the context of sustainable tourism education. However, it does not seek to engage in the debate about the definition of Sustainable Tourism nor the differences between this concept and Sustai...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2009 

225 Think Tank V Managing of Public Risks in Tourism: Towards Sustainab... file 3388 Oct 13, 2013

How to manage risks that endanger development of tourism but that are caused by tourism itself? An industry-based model is presented as an analytic tool and adapted to the situation in tourism. It is argued that development of tourism lacks ...

Author: Yoram Krozer & Else Redzepovic 

Year: 2005 

224 Think Tank X Agenda 21, the Internet and Globalization – Creating a... file 3377 Oct 13, 2013

This paper discusses the contemporary meeting of three large-scale systems or processes - Agenda 21, the Internet and globalization - and what this historical conjunction means for networking sustainable tourism development. It is important...

Author: Gordon Sillence & Herbert Hamele 

Year: 2010 

223 Think Tank XIV Tourism Concessions in National Parks: Neo-liberal Too... file 3375 Jun 26, 2014

For the tourism sector the government aims to “Grow the number of new business opportunities on public conservation land in order to deliver increased economic prosperity and conservation gain” (New Zealand Government, 2012: 23). In relation...

Author: Valentina Dinica 

Year: 2014 

222 Think Tank XIII City Slicker to Roo Carer: The Journey of a Wildlife V... file 3335 Nov 06, 2013

The level of interest and participation in voluntourism has progressively become a major sector in contemporary tourism. The notion of combining a novel and pleasurable tourism experience with the fulfillment of contributing a worthwhile cau...

Author: Eunice Tan 

Year: 2013 

221 Think Tank X Re-thinking Resort Growth and Governance: An Evolution... file 3322 Oct 13, 2013

Rapid growth in resort areas, combined with environmental and market stresses, has recently created concern amongst resort decision-makers about future paths of development. Growth models have operated effectively in maintaining resort comp...

Author: Alison M. Gill & Peter W. Williams 

Year: 2010 

220 Think Tank VI Family Businesses and Sustainable Tourism: the Role of... file 3282 Oct 13, 2013

Family businesses, that is, businesses owned and/or operated my members of a single family, are predominant in Western economies. This is also an important category of business within tourism hospitality, particularly in rural areas where r...

Author: Janne J. Liburd & Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2006 

219 Think Tank IV Possibilities for Sustainable Tourism Management in Ac... file 3279 Oct 13, 2013

Sustainability is an inevitable concept in tourism which heavily depends on natural resources and environment with its products and services. Here prevention and controlling water, air and noise pollution, habitat degradation is more importa...

Author: Meryem Atik, Türker Altan & A. Akin Aksu 

Year: 2004 

218 Think Tank IX The West in the East: Conflict in the Values of Volunt... file 3278 Oct 13, 2013

Consequently, the aim of this research was to explore the complexity of trying to work within a framework of sustainability, with a given number of stakeholders (in this case, a UK organisation, its customers (volunteers, primarily British) ...

Author: Angela M. Benson 

Year: 2009 

217 Think Tank XII Mobile Learning for Sustainable Tourism Development: T... file 3249 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines how mobility in higher tourism education may contribute to a dynamic leaning environment capable of integrating transnational and intercultural learning for sustainable tourism development. Central to this is the opening ...

Author: Janne J. Liburd 

Year: 2012 

216 Think Tank XII Understanding Tourism Flows and Patterns: A Case Study... file 3241 Nov 06, 2013

This paper reports on the outcomes of two collaborative research projects, conducted in conjunction with destination management authorities. The projects used GPS tracking devices to find out how various kinds of visitors moved around two Au...

Author: Deborah Edwards & Tony Griffin 

Year: 2012 

215 Think Tank XIV Residents' Support for Tourism from the Standpoint of ... file 3232 Jun 26, 2014

Therefore, being of a different nature than sustainability pillars, political sustainability (Mihalic et al., 2012) is a requirement for sustainable tourism development (Edgell, DelMastro Allen, Smith & Swanson, 2008; UNWTO, 2004). This ...

Author: Tanja Mihalič, Tina Šegota, Ljubica Knežević Cvelbar, Kir Kuščer 

Year: 2014 

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