Goodbye Africa? The impact of tourism on the continent


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The organisers of the South African Society for Travel Medicine Annual Conference on Saturday 14 September asked me to speak on the topic "Goodbye Africa? The impact of tourism on the continent". The presentation showcases the inspirational work of Just-a-drop, Grootbos, Marine Dynamics, Dyer Island Cruises, Calabash Tours & Trust, Chumbe Island, Club Travel, SATSA, the TICE Team, Trees for Tourism, Malealea Lodge, "Travel, people and places" and many others referred to in the presentation. Tourism can and does help to make better places for people in Africa.

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Goodbye Africa? The impact of tourism on the continent

  1. Goodbye Africa?SASTM Travel Medicine ConferenceSandton Convention CentreJohannesburg, South Africa15 September 2012Heidi van der WattInternational Centre for Responsible Tourism – South Africa
  2. How the impact of tourism in Africa viewed Loss of authenticity Habitat destruction Land expropriation Sex Water pollution tourism Exploitation HIV/ AIDS Commodification
  3. The demise of
  4. What tourism does for Africa Sanitation Cultural revival Community facilities Species protection Decent housing Food security Clean water Education HealthLivelihoods care Skills development
  5. An African reality
  6. A child dies every 20 seconds because of dirty water. Nearly 1 billion people do not have access to clean, safe water. Hope Children’s Centre, Uganda – Thomas Cook New well at schoolClean water WATSAN (water and sanitation) committees Sanitation Beneficiaries: 572 children & staff Mityana district, Uganda - three schools with new pit latrines water storage jars and tanks for safe storage new wells to provide a source of clean water WATSAN committees Beneficiaries: 2,630 Tabata Bima, Fdar Es Salaam - Corinthia Hotels Two boreholes Beneficiaries: 30,000
  7. Another African reality
  8. Housing Community facilities BEFORE AFTER
  9. HIV Community Support: EmmanuelAdvice and Care Centre School Support and Advancement ProgrammePre-School Support and Advancement – GAP Project Healthcare Education
  10. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
  11. Food security & Livelihoods
  12. Malealea Lodge & Ponytrekking Centre Education
  13. Skills development
  14. Photos sourced from Trees for Tourism Facebook page Platbos Forest Reforestation
  15. Species protection
  16. Chumbe Island Coral ParkSpecies protection
  17. and
  18. and
  19. = Responsible Tourism
  20. Goodbye Africa ?
  21. THANK YOU DANKIE ENKOSI Heidi van der Watt +2783 2632269PHOTOS: Heidi van der Watt, Bruce Sutherland, Grootbos, World Travel Market, Club Travel, Dyer Island Trust, Platbos Trust