publication . Article . 2010

Problems and Prospects for Community-based Tourism in the New South Africa: The 2010 FIFA World Cup and Beyond

John Nauright; Andrea Giampiccoli;
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  • Published: 21 Jun 2010 Journal: African Historical Review, volume 42, pages 42-62 (issn: 1753-2523, eissn: 1753-2531, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Abstract Mega-events such as the FIFA World Cup or the Olympic Games are promoted widely for the economic, tourism and social benefits they bring to host nations. The relative ‘benefit’ of such events has been widely debated. However, even when positive benefits are achieved they are vastly uneven within host nations. The Olympic Games are held in one city with occasional events located elsewhere, while the World Cup is usually held in several cities within one nation. The common denominator is that these events are focused on large urban centres, and this leaves rural areas behind and can heighten the development divide between haves and have nots, particularly...
Subjects
free text keywords: Cultural Studies, History, Globalization, Common denominator, Rural area, Development economics, Tourism, Community based tourism, Regional development, Economic growth, Social benefits, Political science, Football
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