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An assessment of the potential of Hot Spring tourism in Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Gyekye, A. B.
dc.contributor.advisor Sumbana, F.
dc.contributor.author Munzhelele, Tshilidzi Whitney
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-30T06:01:47Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-30T06:01:47Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/921
dc.description MA (Economics)
dc.description Department of Economics
dc.description.abstract Tourism is regarded as a modern day engine of growth globally. In light of this, the South African government aims to increase tourism’s contribution, both direct and indirectly to the economy. In 2012 tourism in South Africa contributed 7, 9% (R189.4 billion) to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and it is estimated to increase to R499 billion by 2020 (South Africa National Department of Tourism). The purpose of the study was to assess the sustainability of hot spring tourism in Limpopo Province with regard to their competitiveness and potential to contribute to the economy of the country. The study employed a Delphi technique which is designed as group communication process which aims to achieve a convergence of opinion on a specific real world issues. The research developed a set of appropriate indicators that determines hot spring destination competitiveness. Data was collected through two sets of questionnaires administered and addressed to experts in the Limpopo Department of Economic Development and Tourism; academic staff in the department of tourism at University of Venda and tourism managers and practitioners in the tourism hot spring sector. From the findings of the study, recommendations have been made to assist the Limpopo Department of Economic Development and Tourism in designing strategies to make hot spring destinations competitive and sustainable as a tourism activity in Limpopo province. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 155 leaves : color illustrations, color maps)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Hot Spring en_US
dc.subject Tourism en_US
dc.subject Limpopo en_US
dc.subject Competitiveness en_US
dc.title An assessment of the potential of Hot Spring tourism in Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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