Development of Operational Guidelines for Community-based Tourism guideline in South Africa

A new guideline is being developed on behalf of the International LabourSteps Organisation and the South African Department of Tourism to support community-based tourism development.  The initiative aims to provide guidance on how to establish and operate commercially viable community-based tourism ventures in the country.  It provides examples of good practice, highlights challenges to community-based tourism and provides links to various resources.

The guidelines are due for release in early 2016, it is hoped that they will provide a valuable resource for  organisations that have an interest in supporting community-based tourism  – including government departments, NGOs, investors, development finance institutions, community-based organisations and others.

The guidelines have been developed by Dr Anna Spenceley, Andrew Rylance, Heidi van der Watt and Sadia Nanabhay through a consultative  process with a broad range of South African stakeholders.

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2 thoughts on “Development of Operational Guidelines for Community-based Tourism guideline in South Africa

  1. Very good news. In fact there is a need for such guidelines particularly for the many organizations involved in assisting communities on sustainable development through various activities (agriculture, SMEs development etc). We also think that the Guidelines could very well serve for teachers at schools in the rural areas to find out and experiment models that could help the schools to assist the communities around them….

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