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Botswana Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Development

A Handbook of Theory and Practice

Editor(s): Byron A. Brown, Lelokwane L. Mokgalo, Tsitsi Chipfuva

Book Description

This book considers cultural heritage and the sustainable development of tourism from an African perspective, with Botswana as the main point of reference. Within the African context, Botswana is renowned for its abundance of cultural heritage and appeal to tourists. The collection reconciles the growing demand to commodify cultural heritages, the quest for cultural heritage preservation and management, and the focus on sustainable tourism development in Botswana. As such, the book is an appraisal of, and meditation on, the business-side of cultural heritage management and the value that cultural heritage resources have at a personal, local and national level. It is an exploration of the nature of Botswana’s cultural heritage, the politics and policies that underpin that heritage, the development of cultural heritage tourism as a sustainable business, the country’s cultural heritage experiences and products, and a confrontation of the hard questions about cultural heritage and the future. As an introductory text, the book gives tourists, tourism students and academics, as well as tourism entrepreneurs, policymakers, and practitioners a basis on which to make decisions.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4730-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4730-2
Date of Publication: 01/05/2020
Pages / Size: 438 / A5
Price: £87.99


Byron A. Brown is an accomplished academician and researcher, and a leading voice in higher education in Botswana. He is the Deputy Executive Director for Teaching and Learning at the Botswana Accountancy College. He received his doctorate from the University of South Africa, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Chartered Management Institute, UK.

Lelokwane L. Mokgalo is the Programme Leader for Tourism Studies in the School of Business and Leisure at the Botswana Accountancy College. Prior to this, he was Lecturer in Tourism Studies at the University of Botswana. He has published widely in the areas of sustainable tourism, tourism operations and strategy, travel and tourism marketing.

Tsitsi Chipfuva is Head of Portfolio for Destination Management in the School of Business and Leisure at the Botswana Accountancy College. She was formerly Lecturer of Hospitality and Tourism at the Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe, and at the University of Botswana. She has published widely in her specialist fields.