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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 AfricaNolwazi Mabaleka Ncedo J. Ntloko Kamilla Swart2020Coastal 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.Journal 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 AfricaRivoni Gounden Suveshnee Munien Dinolen Gounden Ntwademela S. Perry2020Current 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.Journal 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
120145Tourism Disasters, Crises and the Risk-Fear Nexus: Tourists’ Perceptions of Durban as a Tourism DestinationTaemane Phoofolo2019Tourism is an important economic sector in many countries worldwide. Many governments are placing a higher priority on tourism development because it leads to increased foreign exchange income and creates employment opportunities. However, the tourism sector is prone to both natural (floods, drought, diseases) and man-made (crime, unemployment, poverty, war, terrorism) disasters, crises and risks which invariably affect not only the tourists but the functionality, sustainability and competitiveness of a destination. The cumulative impact of disasters, crises and risks can result in the death of people, destruction of fauna and flora, displacement and suffering of people. Other effects include, the destruction of human settlements, physical infrastructure such as roads, railway lines and habitats of animals. The prevalence of disasters, crises and the risk can affect tourists’ travelling patterns and destination choices. Thus, rendering some places unsafe and unattractive.University of KwaZulu-NatalThesisN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-932022/02/08 09:54:19TOURISM DISASTERS, CRISES AND THE RISK-FEAR NEXUS TOURISTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF DURBAN AS A TOURISM A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED IN FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS I would like to thank the http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
137137Profile of Visitors to Coastal and Marine Tourism Locations in Cape Town, South AfricaSuveshnee Munien Amanda Gumede Rivoni Gounden Urmilla Bob Dinolen Gounden Ntwademela Sanfofa Perry2019Cape Town, one of South Africa’s key coastal tourism destinations, provides a useful case study to examine visitor profiles in Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) sites. Nine hundred and seven visitor surveys were completed in purposively selected CMT locations in Cape Town. The main findings reveal that there is diversity among visitors frequenting CMT sites in Cape Town in terms of type of visitor, gender, population group, age, educational level and economic status. Visitors participated in a range of CMT activities and indicated an interest to participate in future activities. Furthermore, high levels of satisfaction with the CMT activities and locations were evident which suggests that a growing demand for CMT activities in Cape Town which needs to be managed. Examining visitor profiles, perceptions, preferences and experiences is important to improve planning and management of these destinations to ensure long-term sustainability.Journal ArticleN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-792019/12/04 13:32:10G G e e o o J J o o u u r r n n a a l l o o f f T T o o u u r r i i s s m m a a n n d d G G e e o o s s i i t t e e s s Year X X I I I I, vol. 27, no. 4 4, 2 2 0 0 1 1 9 9 http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
137165Local Community Participation in Coastal Tourism- Experiences from Nonoti Beach in KwaZulu-NatalNtshekane Goodness Gumede2018This study investigates the extent to which the rural community of Nonoti Beach participates in coastal tourism taking place in their ancestral land. During the apartheid era, this community was forcibly removed to make way for agriculture and the area was later identified for tourism development. After 1994, the first democratic government of South Africa made it its priority to restore the displaced communities back to their land through land reform and redistribution, and the community under study is one of the communities that received land through the land claims process. Fourteen years after the settlement was made on this land claim in favour of the community, but the government and other stakeholders with vested interest in coastal tourism have not delivered on the promise made to the local community to provide them with low cost housing and to develop a coastal resort that was to benefit this community through profit sharing and in other ways.University of KwaZulu-NatalThesisN4FUYHAX2DSF-245590710-842019/03/05 12:26:46LOCAL COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN COASTAL TOURISM: EXPERIENCES FROM NONOTI BEACH IN KWAZULU-NATAL THIS THESIS IS SUBMITTED IN FULFILLMENT OF A DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD http://sp19prd01:8100/ResearchRepo/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf