International Trade in Services and Sustainable Development: The Case of Tourism in South Africa - Full Report

By Rashad Cassim, Wendy Jackson, Lucille Gavera, Paul Robertson, Jolene Skordis on April 28, 2004
Tourism is an important services sector identified by the government as a major contributor to job creation, economic growth and poverty relief objectives. However, certain constraints to tourism growth have been identified, such as a lack of transparent investment incentives to attract investors; a scarcity of needed infrastructure in regions with the strongest natural resource base for tourism; inadequate tourism education; and inadequate marketing of South Africa as a long-haul tourism and business centre. This research on the tourism sector focuses on the nature of trade liberalization and deregulation within a sustainable development framework.

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IISD, 2004