Private Sector Tourism in Conservation Areas in Africa
In Africa's protected areas, tourism involves numerous stakeholders interacting in various partnerships and relationships. These stakeholders include governments, communities, NGOs, the private sector, and academics.
Through the use of extensive case studies from throughout Africa, this book presents guidelines to ensure optimal benefits for stakeholders as well as promoting the sustainability of tourism in Africa. It includes descriptions of the various models/options for the private sector to engage in tourism in conservation areas in Africa including, among others, pure private sector ownership, joint ventures, tripartite agreements and government leases. The processes used to develop these partnerships -- from start to finish -- are covered, as well as best practices for the private sector engaging in tourism. The book provides guidance on assessing what private sector tourism options are most suitable based on guidelines of conditions and desired outcomes promoting the long-term sustainability of African tourism in protected areas.
3: Private sector partnership options
4: Joint venture lodge ownership partnership options
5: Processes to develop accommodation partnerships in protected areas
6: Best practices: lessons learned from the case studies