COVID-19 and African Tourism Research Agendas

COVID-19 and African Tourism Research Agendas

Author: 
Rogerson, Christian M.
Place: 
Oxon
Publisher: 
Taylor and Francis
Date published: 
2020
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Responsibility: 
Bau, Tom, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Development Southern Africa
Source: 
Development Southern Africa Vol 37 No 5 2020 pp 727-741
Abstract: 

COVID-19 has triggered a burst of international scholarship concerning the reshaping of tourism and the resetting of tourism research agendas. The aim of this paper is to tease out some implications for re-orienting the African tourism research agenda from 2020 and beyond. Arguably, an appropriate African research response to COVID-19 in the context of tourism must embrace a genuine transdisciplinary approach and draw in researchers who would not, historically, have operated in the tourism space. Seven key themes are discussed namely, market confidence; dependence on international long-haul tourists; supporting regional and domestic tourism especially VFR travel; redefining community-based tourism; informal sector resilience; climate change; and, addressing present-mindedness in African tourism scholarship.

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CITATION: Rogerson, Christian M.. COVID-19 and African Tourism Research Agendas . Oxon : Taylor and Francis , 2020. Development Southern Africa Vol 37 No 5 2020 pp 727-741 - Available at: http://library.au.int/covid-19-and-african-tourism-research-agendas