Tourism and economic development in Africa

S. Wright, Robert 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
Volume8
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Tourism and economic development in Africa. / Wright, S.; Poirier, Robert A.

In: TransAfrica Forum, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1991, p. 13-27.

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Wright, S. ; Poirier, Robert A. / Tourism and economic development in Africa. In: TransAfrica Forum. 1991 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 13-27.
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