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Unpacking business tourism mobilities in sub-Saharan Africa

Rogerson, Christian M.

Current issues in tourism -- Routledge -- Volume: 18 1; (pages 44-56) -- 2015

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  • Title:
    Unpacking business tourism mobilities in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Author: Rogerson, Christian M.
  • Found In: Current issues in tourism. Volume 18:Number 1(2015); 20150102; 44-56
  • Journal Title: Current issues in tourism
  • Subjects: Tourism Social aspects; Tourism Environmental aspects; Travel; LCSH: Tourism Social aspects; LCSH: Tourism Environmental aspects; LCSH: Travel; Dewey: 338.479105
  • Rights: Licensed
  • Publication Details: Routledge
  • Abstract:

    As considerable numbers of people in emergent world tourism regions engage in independent business travel, meeting, incentives, conferences and exhibitions tourism or practices of informal business tourism the theme of business mobilities merits greater attention in the evolving tourism scholarship of these regions. This article interrogates existing scholarship and research issues pertaining to understanding evolving tourism mobilities specifically in the emerging tourism region of sub-Saharan Africa, where, arguably, more than in any other region of the global tourism economy, the topic of business mobilities merits high priority attention. For sub-Saharan Africa as a whole a growing weight of evidence suggests that business tourism flows – domestic and intraregional – account for a larger share of tourism movements than leisure tourism. In interpreting the complex flows of business mobilities in the African continent it is necessary to go beyond dominant Northern conceptions of what constitutes a business tourist and in particular to understand the activities of the informal-sector business tourist. A useful start point for unpacking business tourism mobilities is to differentiate and apply a typology of international formal-sector tourism, international informal-sector tourism, domestic formal-sector tourism and domestic informal-sector tourism.

  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 1368-3500
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store
  • UIN: ETOCvdc_100032844472.0x000001

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