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127897The Influence of Filmic Representations on Narratives of Place and Tourist Destination Image: Johannesburg, South AfricaJohannes Hermanus Engelbrecht2022The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of popular media representations, specifically film and television, on narratives of place and tourist destination image. The argument is based on the premise that popular media representations of potential tourist destinations, through wide dissemination and use, construct and sustain specific expectations and perceptions in potential tourists. This may ultimately influence motivational indicators for travel to or deterrents from travel to a specific destination. The dissertation reflects on various aspects in films, at destinations, and inherent to audiences that can have an influence on location filming, film tourism and filmic destination marketing. It further explores certain infrastructural arrangements that make location filming, film tourism and filmic destination possible. These aspects are first examined through international examples, then related to a South African context and finally to specific filmic representations of Johannesburg in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and by Director Neill Blomkamp between 2009 and 2018.University of PretoriaDissertationN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-1052022/07/14 17:40:53THE INFLUENCE OF FILMIC REPRESENTATIONS ON NARRATIVES OF PLACE AND TOURIST DESTINATION IMAGE: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Submitted as requirement for the degree http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
127898The Role of Tourism in Local Debates on Contested Heritage: A Case Study of Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South AfricaNhlanhla Lucky Nkobi2022From the advent of democracy in South Africa, colonial and apartheid-era heritage has been a source of on-going robust debates as this nation state grapples with the question of national identity and collective remembrance. In line with the Constitution‟s aspiration for a South African society that is “united in diversity”, the democratic government has been adamant that the question of national identity must be tackled within the ambit of “reconciliation”, “social cohesion” and “nation-building”. Drawing on the case study of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, this investigation highlights the evolution of the meaning of contested heritage from the colonial period, through the apartheid era, up until the democratic dispensation.University of PretoriaDissertationN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-1062022/07/20 12:23:30THE ROLE OF TOURISM IN LOCAL DEBATES ON CONTESTED HERITAGE: A CASE STUDY OF DURBAN, KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA Submitted as requirement for the degree To all of those who have http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
128131A Gender Analysis of Restaurant Employee Profiles and Perceptions in South AfricaSandile Padayachee Mzolo2022The restaurant industry is highly variable and responsive to customer demands and changes. It is a major industry that contributes to economic development and job creation. There is increasing focus on restaurant employees with limited focus on gender aspects which include wage gaps, occupational segregation, advancement opportunities and working conditions that apply to the tourism and hospitality sector more generally. It is in this context that the study undertakes an analysis of restaurant employee profiles and perceptions in South Africa to better understand employee trends and practices from a gender perspective. Employee surveys were conducted at 402 restaurants in selected South African cities (Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg representing cities in South Africa with the largest number of restaurants and Pietermaritzburg and Polokwane representing cities with lower numbers of restaurants) as part of a National Department of Tourism funded study was subjected to a gendered analysis. In total, 1 869 surveys were completed at the 402 purposively selected restaurantsUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalDissertationN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-1042022/08/21 18:12:41A GENDER ANALYSIS OF RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE PROFILES AND PERCEPTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA Submitted in fulfilment of the academic requirements for the degree of Master of Science in http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
137245An Assessment of Visitor Profiles, Consumption Patterns and Perceptions as well as the State of Coastal and Marine TourismDinolen Gounden2021Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) is the main sub-sector of tourism and has substantial socioeconomic and environmental importance. Specifically, CMT is a key economic contributor as well as creating opportunities for social recreational and leisure experiences and promoting conservation and environmental awareness concerning coastal and marine natural resources. However, there are increasing demands on CMT locations that include increases in visitor numbers, residential and business/ industrial demand, natural resource extraction activities, and conservation imperatives. Understanding and balancing these demands are central to sustainable CMT in South Africa. KwaZulu-Natal (with its mild climate and more than 600 km coastline with diverse coastal and marine resources and activities) is South Africa’s key CMT destination. There is limited research that undertakes provincial level analyses that focus on demands and impacts. In this context, this study adopts the drivers, pressures, state, impact and response (DPSIR) framework to examine visitor profiles, consumption of coastal and marine activities, and perceptions of CMT locations in 41 selected beaches along KwaZulu-Natal's coastline.University of KwaZulu-NatalDissertationN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-692021/04/09 12:10:29AN ASSESSMENT OF VISITOR PROFILES, CONSUMPTION PATTERNS AND PERCEPTIONS AS WELL AS THE STATE OF COASTAL AND MARINE TOURISM (SPECIFICALLY BEACH) SITES IN KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
120146Investigating South African Inbound Tour Operator Participation in Sustainable Tourism PracticesIgnatius Ludolph Steyn2020University of PretoriaDissertationN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-942021/06/08 09:03:19 INVESTIGATING SOUTH AFRICAN INBOUND TOUR OPERATOR PARTICIPATION IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PRACTICES by Mr Ignatius Ludolph Steyn 13072278 Submitted in partial fulfilment of the http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
137138Profiles of tourists participating in shark cage diving in Gansbaai, South AfricaMabaleka, Nolwazi Ntloko, Ncedo Swart, Kamilla 2020Coastal and marine tourism is a sector that draws visitors from around the globe to South Africa. This is largely because of an array of marine wildlife resources found in the country. Despite this strong pull factor, there is limited information on the economic value of the marine environment. This article focuses on establishing the profiles of visitors taking part in shark cage diving in Gansbaai. Such profiling will facilitate the understanding of the potential target market of CMT visitors to Gansbaai, whilst contributing towards targeted developments in the area aimed at capturing the economic value of such visitors through the provision of a range of visitor-specific activities to make the destination more appealing. It will also contribute to further developments in the area, in providing a wide range of activities to make the destination more appealing. In ascertaining the profile of visitors, a quantitative research design was adopted. A total of n = 378 self-administered questionnaires were collected from visitors taking part in shark cage diving using a face-to-face proportionate sampling technique. The results revealed that a majority of visitors were drawn to Gansbaai because of shark cage diving and that a large portion travelled to Gansbaai for holiday purposes. There was a challenge in the ability of the destination to attract overnight visitors because of a limited product offering in the area. As a result, minimal spending occurs in Gansbaai as an overwhelming majority of the visitors are day visitors. These results have implications for tourists, tourism destination planners, tour operators and tourism establishments in Gansbaai.Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyJournal ArticleN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-812020/12/02 13:37:32 Open AccessThe Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa ISSN: (Online) 2415-2005, (Print) 1817-4434 Page 1 of 7 Original ResearchRead online http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
137243A Comparative Provincial Analysis of Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) Visitor Profiles and Perceptions in South AfricaRivoni Gounden2020Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) is an important sub-sector of the tourism industry and is regarded as the form of tourism that has the highest demand and therefore related impacts, especially in the context of CMT relying on sensitive natural resources. While there is increasing research in the field of tourism (including CMT), there is limited research that examines visitor profiles comparatively in different contexts. Furthermore, existing research tends to focus on tourists. This study focuses on visitors, including overnight tourists, day-trippers and locals. South Africa has a coastline of more than 3 000 km. Current CMT research in South Africa tends to focus on specific CMT activities such as whale viewing and shark diving. There is no research that undertakes a provincial comparative analysis of visitor profiles, behaviors and perceptions in relation to the three main coastal provinces that has CMT activities.University of KwaZulu-NatalDissertationN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-682020/03/19 11:23:58A COMPARATIVE PROVINCIAL ANALYSIS OF COASTAL AND MARINE TOURISM (CMT) VISITOR PROFILES AND PERCEPTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA Dissertation submitted in fulfilment of the academic http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
137363Visitor Profiles of Coastal and Marine Tourism Sites in the Eastern Cape, South AfricaGounden, Rivoni Munien, Suveshnee Gounden, Dinolen Perry, Ntwademela 2020Current research on Coastal and Marine Tourism (CTM) in South Africa focuses on two main coastal tourism provinces (KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape) as well as specific CMT activities such as whale watching and shark cage diving. This study, therefore, contributes to the body of knowledge on CMT by focusing on the Eastern Cape and undertaking a provincial level analysis. Coastal and Marine Tourism location visitor profiles in terms of socio-economic profile, types of CMT visitors, types of CMT activities participated and future interest in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. CMT encompasses activities and resources in and near coastal and marine areas that attract visitors who participate in a range of active and passive business, adventure, leisure and recreational activities that generate socio-economic and environmental benefits. A quantitative approach is adopted, drawing on 700 visitor surveys that were conducted at purposively selected CMT locations in the Eastern Cape. Visitors were from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. There were high levels of participation in CMT activities, especially coastal leisure and recreational activities. Results indicate increased CMT location visitation demand. From a sustainability and responsible tourism perspective, understanding who visits CMT sites assists in ensuring effective planning to manage demand and protect/ conserve coastal and marine resources.University of KwaZulu-NatalJournal ArticleN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-822020/12/11 13:41:22 African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure. ISSN: 2223-814X Visitor Profiles of Coastal and Marine Tourism Sites in the Eastern Cape, South Africa http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
137454The Contribution of Shark Cage Diving Tourism to Coastal Economies- A Case Study of a Coastal Town in the WCNolwazi Milliscent Mabaleka2020Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) is a sector which continues to draw visitors from different countries to South Africa. This is attributable to the long coastline and abundance of marine wildlife found in South African waters. Despite the strong interest in visiting South Africa’s marine environment, there is limited information on the economic contribution of CMT in South Africa. Shark cage diving offered in Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa draws a large number of visitors globally, thereby providing benefits to visiting tourists and socio-economic benefits to the area. This study focuses on determining the profile of visitors who engage in shark cage diving in Gansbaai and expenditure patterns related to shark cage diving in respect of the Gansbaai economy, as well as the role that shark cage diving plays in tourists’ (domestic and international) decisions to visit South Africa.Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyDissertationN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-64http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/SeminarDocs/The%20Contribution%20of%20Shark%20Cage%20Diving%20Tourism%20to%20Coastal%20Economies-%20A%20Case%20Study%20of%20a%20Coastal%20Town%20in%20the%20Western%20Cape,%20South%20Africa.pdf?csf=1&e=DrlXG0Poster Exhibition2020/03/05 07:18:00THE CONTRIBUTION OF SHARK CAGE DIVING TOURISM TO COASTAL ECONOMIES: A CASE STUDY OF A COASTAL TOWN IN THE WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA Dissertation submitted in fulfilment of the http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
137461Tourist guiding in the global South- How Incredible is IndiaChristoffel Rudolph Botha2020Tourist guides are located at the coalface of the tourism industry and occupy an extraordinary position within the contemporary demand and supply chain, seeing that they have the ability to enhance, manage and orchestrate the tourists sought after “unique” experience through their interpretation and commentary on tour. Within this context, most regard the tourist guide as an “ambassador” and “custodian” of a specific country‟s destination image – with India being no exception. This dissertation explores the complexity and multifaceted-nature of the tourist guiding phenomenon in a global South context, by considering the tourist guide of India as an international tourist guiding best practice example.University of PretoriaDissertationN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-742020/11/12 20:19:21Tourist guiding in the global South Submitted as requirement for the degree on cultures seen first at hand on the give and flow of times the image of thoughts you see http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf