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Author : Erling Kavita
School/Work Place : Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia
Contact : ekavita@polytechnic.edu.na
Year : 2015

During the past decades, concern for rural poverty and underdevelopment of the rural communities of Namibia has been central to government development efforts. This has further given rise to several rural development programmes. While, some of the programmes have yielded fruitful results, many others have not achieved the objectives for which they were set up. Communuty-Based Tourism Initiatives (CBTs) are often considered as a component of broad-based plans to improve rural economies. This process occurs through increased community participation in decision making and the sustainable utilisation of both natural and cultural resources. This paper reviews the existing policy and planning frameworks in relation to tourism and rural development in Namibia. Policies aimed towards rural community development are reviewed with a focus on community-based tourism initiatives. The policy emphasises structures and processes to help local communities to benefit from the tourism industry, and the active and coordinatedinvolvement of communities, which is expected to ensure that the benefits of tourism trickle down to the local level where tourist activities take place. It is noted that in addition to public policy-makers, tourism developers and the private business environment in Namibia need to recognize the full potential of rural tourism development in order to meet the politically driven promises in policy level. In this respect there is a need to coordinate a comprehensive vision of what type of rural tourism development or tourism in rural environments holds the most potential to benefit both local communities and the mainstream industry. A new narrative is needed, that will enhance the capacity of local perspectives to address key lacunae in recent discussions, including questions of ownership, scale and dynamics.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
354 Think Tank XVIII Advocating the utilisation of visitor book inscription... file 459 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Visitor books, visitor experience, visitor satisfaction, Mnemba Island, Zanzibar.

Author: Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

353 Think Tank XIX Multi-stakeholder collaboration for transformative tou... file 478 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: sustainable tourism education, transformative education, collaborative learning, multi-stakeholder collaboration Page: 119-124 Multi-stakeholder collaboration for transformative tourism education.pdf

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher, Ulrich Gunter and Gordon Sillence 

Year: 2019 

352 Think Tank XVII A system thinking approach towards promoting sustainab... file 479 Aug 17, 2017

Over the decades, tourism has experienced continued growth and developing diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide. Every year the tourism industry has experienced steady growth. International tourist a...

Author: Toshima Makoondlall-Chadee, Chandradeo Bokhoree, Deepa Sumputh 

Year: 2017 

351 Think Tank XVIII Using Delphi technique to identify experts’ opinion on... file 479 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Conservation Behaviour, The Great Barrier Reef, Delphi Techniques

Author: Karen Hofman 

Year: 2018 

350 Think Tank XIX Sustainability cues for the post-booking phase of a to... file 495 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: sustainable tourist experience, cueing, cognitive dissonance, availability heuristic, representativeness heuristic Page: 199-207 Sustainability cues for the post-booking phase of a tourist experience.pdf Normal 0 false false false...

Author: Kristof Tomej 

Year: 2019 

349 Think Tank XV Protected areas and community wildlife-based tourism i... file 497 Jul 27, 2015

Tourism planning in protected areas (PAs) entails addressing two partly competing and overlapping goals: preserving heritage and providing access. Resolving potential conflicts between these two goals is particularly challenging at the inter...

Author: MorenTibabo Stone & Gyan P. Nyaupane 

Year: 2015 

348 Think Tank XVIII The role of research-based evidence in destination mar... file 503 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: marketing, research-based evidence, partnership, rural tourism, city tourism, sustainability

Author: Yukari Higuchi, Yasuhiro Yamanaka & Hiroaki Hoshi 

Year: 2018 

347 Think Tank XIX Eco-Fatigue and its Potential Impact on Sustainable To... file 525 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: eco-fatigue, demand for sustainable tourism, tourist experience, sustainability marketing Page: 140-164 Eco-Fatigue and its Potential Impact on Sustainable Tourist Experiences.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* ...

Author: Gianna Moscardo and John Pearce 

Year: 2019 

346 Think Tank XVI Decolonising tourism education through Indigenisation:... file 529 Jul 02, 2016

Businesses committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR) are guided by policy that focuses on the integration of social and environmental concerns in all aspects of business strategy and practice (Lund-Durlacher, 2015). This paper cons...

Author: Tamara Young & Amy Maguire 

Year: 2016 

345 Think Tank XVI SWOT Analysis of Social Entrepreneurship in Enterprises file 530 Jul 02, 2016

Social Enterprise is known as a non-profit action aiming social benefits. Social entrepreneurship, on the other hand, is social actions which create permanent and sustainable values by offering innovative perspectives to find solutions fors...

Author: Sema Alimoğlu Özkan & Ali Şükrü Çetinkaya 

Year: 2016 

344 OPA award Can Direct Communication at the Point of Consumption R... file 550 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: food waste, food signage, sustainability, experiment

Author: Hannes Antonschmidt & Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2018 

343 Think Tank XIX Changes in volunteerism perception: Results from an In... file 553 Oct 23, 2019

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Author: Rachelle Wilson, Pavlina Latkova, Aiko Yoshino and Emilyn Sheffield 

Year: 2019 

342 Think Tank XVII Residents’ perceptions of sustainable tourism in Mauri... file 555 Aug 17, 2017

This paper examines residents' perception on sustainable tourism in Mauritius. 500 surveys were elaborated and circulated to the respondents. This research examines the connections between the demographic variables gender, age, instruction l...

Author: Bhavish Jugurnath & Roucheet Bissessur & Youvish Ramjattan & Devendra Bissessur 

Year: 2017 

341 Think Tank XVII Investigating the impact of climate change on the tour... file 603 Aug 17, 2017

The tourism sector is vital for the development of small island developing states. However, climate change can negatively impact on tourism demand and affect these economies both on the economic and social level. The purpose of this study is...

Author: Sheereen Fauzel, Boopen Seetanah, Robin Sannassee & Robin Nunkoo 

Year: 2017 

340 Think Tank XVIII Deconstructing mass tourism with “upscale, all-year-ro... file 618 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: local residents, seasonality, mass tourism, sustainability, tourism development

Author: Tina Šegota 

Year: 2018 

339 Think Tank XVIII Resilience thinking used as a sustainable tourism mark... file 629 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: protected areas, resilience thinking, sustainability, marketing, tool

Author: Claire Louisa Fordred & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

338 Think Tank XVI Values, Sustainability and Destination Choice Decision... file 639 Jul 01, 2016

The sustainability concept has become popular after it was first used in almost three decades ago in what is now a renowned report, Our Common Future by Brundtland’s World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED 1987). Although much...

Author: Ercan Sirakaya-Turk, Seyhmuz Baloglu & Haywantee Rumi Ramkissoon 

Year: 2016 

» Think Tank XV Rural renewal or requiem? Establishing new creative ve... file 654 Jul 27, 2015

During the past decades, concern for rural poverty and underdevelopment of the rural communities of Namibia has been central to government development efforts. This has further given rise to several rural development programmes. While, some ...

Author: Erling Kavita 

Year: 2015 

336 Think Tank XVIII Indigenous destination development: Nudging key player... file 661 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Key players, sustainable tourism impact, tourism planning

Author: Astrid Frischknecht, Celiane Camargo-Borges & Celeste Wilderom 

Year: 2018 

335 Think Tank XVII Innovation riving structural power changes in peripher... file 663 Aug 17, 2017

Traditionally, tourism development in small island destinations has been explained through the lens of the Dependency Theory (Bianchi, 2002; Britton, 1982; Brown & Hall, 2000; Buhalis, 1999; Butler, 1993; Hall, 1994; Harrison, 2001; Weav...

Author: Chaya Hurnath 

Year: 2017 

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