The impact of tourism on poverty in South Africa

@article{Saayman2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of tourism on poverty in South Africa},
  author={Melville Saayman and Riaan Rossouw and Waldo Krugell},
  journal={Development Southern Africa},
  year={2012},
  volume={29},
  pages={462 - 487}
}
This paper evaluates the potential impact of tourism on poverty in South Africa on the basis of recent survey data on international tourism spending patterns. It looks at three scenarios, using an applied general equilibrium model. The main finding is that the poor benefit very little in the short term from additional tourism income. A further finding is that domestic and international tourist expenditure affect the economy differently; both markets are therefore important. In essence, the… 
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