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The steadily increasing popularity of tourism in both developed and developing countries has led to an intriguing debate around its role in sustainable development. In this concise overview, Johan Viljoen begins by defining rural tourism and examining international trends in rural tourism development in both developed and developing contexts.

He then examines post-1994 tourism policy development in South Africa and shows how internal changes and the massive increase in international tourists visiting South Africa are shaping the development of niche tourism types.

A useful primer for anyone working in tourism and development.

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Format : 113mm x 160mm
Pages : 40
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2180-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2180-2
Publish Year : 2006

Johan Viljoen is a researcher in the Urban, Rural and Economic Development research programme of the HSRC. He has a BA (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Pretoria, and is currently enrolled for a MA degree at the University of South Africa.

Kholadi Tlabela has a MA-degree in International Communications and is currently a deputy director at the Department of Correctional Services.

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