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Domestic tourist spending and economic development: The case of the North West Province

  • Melville Saayman
  • Andrea Saayman
  • Juliet Rhodes
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    Globally, tourism is the largest and fastest growing industry, outpacing all other industries. In South Africa, tourism is widely regarded as a growth catalyst, able to generate much-needed income and employment opportunities. The market potential of domestic tourism has, however, been downplayed in favour of international tourism. This research argues that tourism - especially domestic tourism - can contribute significantly to regional growth and development in South Africa. A survey was carried out among domestic tourists in the North West Province, one of the poorest provinces in South Africa. This survey was used to draw up a demographic and spending profile of the average domestic tourist in the province, and to determine the possible implications of this spending on different macroeconomic variables in the province.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Development Southern Africa.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 443-455

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:deveza:v:18:y:2001:i:4:p:443-455
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