Tourism and economic development in Africa

S. Wright, R. A. Poirier

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Little research has been done on the role of tourism in alleviating Africa's chronic economic crisis. This essay discusses the vast potential of tourism as a major foreign exchange earner, particularly within the context of IMF-imposed structural adjustment programs. It also analyzes the costs of promoting tourism and the likelihood of inter-Africa tourism taking off, as advocated by the Economic Commission for Africa. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-27
Number of pages15
JournalTransAfrica Forum
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991

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  • Geography, Planning and Development


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