An overview of the key developments affecting the future of South Africa's Tourism Industry. Presented by Kurt Ackermann at the Getaway Travel & Tourism Conference on 1 September 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The future<br />Nightmarish landscape - “Let’s get real” the fantasy is over… (Clip from The Matrix)<br />Aristocratic elite travellers<br />Tourism industry as anarcho-syndicalist commune<br />(Lovely muck)<br />Future Tourism Economy<br />(optimist view)<br />Nostalgic<br />Python-ic<br />
“Loss of permanent visitors”<br />“The sobering reality of mega-events is that nearly all host cities and nations learn a hard lesson: they over-estimate the benefits beforehand and get stuck with under-utilised infrastructure afterwards. They face an extended period of anti-climax…”<br />October 2007<br />
Lion’s share of GDP growth to 2014<br />Not driven by consumer spending<br />Bigger economies than G7 by 2050<br />
National Standard for Responsible Tourism<br />
Cape Town Declaration<br />RESPONSIBLE TOURISM IN DESTINATIONS<br />Shaping sustainable spaces into better places<br />We, representatives of inbound and outbound tour operators, emerging entrepreneurs in the tourism industry, national parks, provincial conservation authorities, all spheres of government, tourism professionals, tourism authorities, NGOs and hotel groups and other tourism stakeholders, from 20 countries in Africa, North and South America, Europe and Asia; having come together in Cape Town to consider the issue of Responsible Tourism in Destinations have agreed this declaration…<br />2002<br />2001<br />1996<br />High<br />Expectations<br />2004<br />2006<br />2008<br />2009<br />2011<br />2011<br />2010<br />Calabash Tours (PE): Overall Winner 2004<br />Calabash Tours (PE): Best for Poverty Reduction 2004<br />Dyer Island Cruises: Best In a Marine Environment 2006<br /> – Highly Commended<br />Voluntours: Best Volunteering Organisation 2008<br />- Highly Commended<br />Stormsriver Adventures: Best for Poverty Reduction 2008<br />- Highly Commended<br />Great Plains Conservation: Best for Conservation of Wildlife and Habitats 2009<br />2011<br />Cape Town: Best Destination 2009<br />IOC Sport and Environment Award 2011<br />KZN: Best Destination 2011 - Longlisted<br />SANS 1162:2011<br />National Standard for Responsible Tourism<br />
“…The dominion of the West, is ending, not rapidly but steadily. Growth, jobs, expansion, excitement — and, yes, possibility — lie in the great non-Western arc from China through India to South Africa and Brazil. Go South! Go East! That’s the dictum of the age…”<br />Roger Cohen, International Herald Tribune and New York Times, 13 August 2011<br />