Sustainable Tourism Southern Africa Spenceley 16 Aug 2013

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A presentation made on a Southern African analysis on sustainable tourism - status and challenges to mainstreaming sustainable tourism - at the 1st Regional Consultation meeting for Developing the 10 YFP Programme on Sustainable Tourism: Mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production in Tourism.

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Sustainable Tourism Southern Africa Spenceley 16 Aug 2013

  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES TO SUSTAINABLE TOURISM: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA Dr Anna Spenceley 15 August 2013 STAND cc annaspenceley@gmail.com
  2. 2. APPROACH Key questions: • What is happening in sustainable tourism in southern Africa? • What are the challenges to mainstreaming sustainable tourism?
  3. 3. Source: http://www.actsa.org/page-1003-TheFacts.html Methods: • Literature review • Online survey: Sent to 199 people. (29% participation) • Stakeholder review & virtual meeting
  4. 4. Agencies working on sustainable tourism in Southern Africa
  5. 5. Distribution of sustainable tourism initiatives in southern Africa
  6. 6. Barriers to mainstreaming sustainable tourism
  7. 7. Approaches to overcoming barriers
  8. 8. Public sector capacity building needs
  9. 9. Private sector needs to develop sustainable tourism
  10. 10. 4 RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Improve the enabling environment for sustainable tourism • regional tourism strategies & frameworks – review and fill gaps • participatory processes & improve linkages & coordination Nosy Be, Madagascar Watamu, Kenya 1
  11. 11. 2. Conserve biodiversity – improved capacity for protected area managers of tourism • Training on sustainable tourism • Technical assistance for sustainable tourism protected area management plans Masaai mara, KenyaMida Creek, Watamu, Kenya 4 RECOMMENDATIONS
  12. 12. 3. Increase supply of sustainable tourism products: • Access to funds for products: Pilot grant fund (capital, TA, loans) • Improved capacity and knowledge of products Research on business case for sustainable tourism Training and tools for products Makasutu Cultural Forest, The Gambia Singita Lebombo, South Africa 4 RECOMMENDATIONS
  13. 13. 4. Increase demand for sustainable tourism • Awareness raising campaign: trigger change in behaviour • Promote sustainable destinations and products Celebrity ‘face’, certification, Media: social media, documentaries, e-bookings Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa 4 RECOMMENDATIONS Yield > Numbers
  14. 14. Thank you! Dr Anna Spenceley STAND cc Email: annaspenceley@gmail.com Blog: annaspenceley.wordpress.com Presentations: www.slideshare.net/AnnaSpenceley Website: www.anna.spenceley.co.uk

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