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Urban Perspectives from the Global South

Urban Tourism in the Global South

South African Perspectives

Editors: Rogerson, Christian M., Rogerson, Jayne M. (Eds.)

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  • Introduces new perspectives on urban tourism drawn from the perspective of the Global South
  • Examines distinctive niches in the evolution of the city tourism product of Southern destinations
  • Highlights important policy challenges for planning urban tourism and maximising its potential for inclusive settlements
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This book examines and addresses the particular character of urban tourism occurring in the global South. It presents research essays on tourism in urban areas of South Africa, a country which is associated with big 5 nature tourism but where urban areas are also major tourism destinations. The book contextualizes urban tourism in South Africa as part of ‘the other half of urban tourism’, an overlooked but energetic scholarship which is emerging on urban places in the global South. The volume moves to present a collection of original material variously on national perspectives on urban tourism following by a cluster of city level perspectives. The last three contributions turn to the role of tourism in small towns, the bottom rung in the urban settlement system. Issues of concern include gastronomic tourism, VFR travel, airportscapes, climate change, AirBnb and creative tourism. Finally, as COVID-19 is potentially a defining historical moment for urban tourism, the volume incorporates historical research perspectives in order to address the overwhelming ‘present-mindedness’ of mainstream urban tourism writings.  The book highlights the challenges and opportunities for tourism development in the environment of the urban global South and is relevant to scholars of both tourism and urban studies as well as researchers in development studies.

About the authors

Christian M. Rogerson is Research Professor at the School of Tourism and Hospitality, College of Business & Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. For nearly 20 years he has been involved in research concerning the tourism-development nexus in sub-Saharan Africa, including local economic development, small enterprise development, poverty studies, historical research and with a particular interest in urban tourism. He has over 200 publications on tourism among others papers in Tourism Geographies, Tourism Management, International Journal of Tourism Research and  Tourism Review. Edited books have included Tourism and Development in South Africa, Urban Tourism in the Developing World: The Southern Africa Experience, and The Geography of South Africa.

Jayne M. Rogerson is Associate Professor at the School of Tourism and Hospitality, College of Business & Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She is an urban geographer by training with a specific research interest in the hotel industry and tourism in cities. She has published over 70 articles including papers in Urban Studies, Applied Geography, Urban Forum and Development Southern Africa. Currently, she is completing an edited book for Springer on New Directions in the Tourism Geography of South Africa.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Other Half of Urban Tourism: Research Directions in the Global South

    Pages 1-37

    Rogerson, Christian M. (et al.)

  • Looking to the Past: The Geography of Tourism in South Africa During the Pre-COVID-19 Era

    Pages 39-75

    Rogerson, Christian M. (et al.)

  • Climate Change Threats to Urban Tourism in South Africa

    Pages 77-91

    Fitchett, Jennifer M.

  • Mundane Urban Tourism: The Historical Evolution of Caravan Parks in South Africa 1930–1994

    Pages 93-112

    Rogerson, Christian M. (et al.)

  • Connection, Place, Transit: Airport Atmospherics and Meaning-Making at Cape Town International Airport

    Pages 113-128

    Rink, Bradley (et al.)

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Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Tourism in the Global South
Book Subtitle
South African Perspectives
Editors
  • Christian M. Rogerson
  • Jayne M. Rogerson
Series Title
Urban Perspectives from the Global South
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71547-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71547-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71546-5
Series ISSN
2511-2171
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 266
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations
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