International Cooperation, Community-Based Tourism and Capacity Building: Results from a Mpondoland Village in South Africa

Andrea Giampiccoli, Sean Jugmohan, Oliver Mtapuri

Abstract


Capacity building has enjoyed little attention in the tourism literature. This paper attempts to fill this gap with a proposition that capacity building for CBT development should be steeped in the local cultural context and go beyond tourism matters. This paper is a result of literature review, observation and ethnographic experiences in the study area. The paper argues that while tourism specific capacity building and skills are a pre-requisite, the ultimate aim should go beyond ‘technical’ skills to empower individuals as well as the community for holistic community development and well-being. With capacity building, communities are able to embrace community harmony and cohesion and resist co-option for individual gain.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n23p657


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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