nep-tur New Economics Papers
on Tourism Economics
Issue of 2023‒06‒26
three papers chosen by
Laura Vici
Università di Bologna

  1. The role of digital nomadism in COVID-19 recovery strategy of the tourism sector: Case of Cape Town, South Africa By Makoza, Frank

  1. By: Makoza, Frank
    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions affected the tourism sector in South Africa. Digital nomadism is an example of a new strategy that can help the tourism sector recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper explores government strategies for promoting digital nomadism in the tourism sector. The study used the case of the city of Cape Town to analyse secondary data, e.g., government strategies and media reports using thematic analysis. The findings showed that digital nomadism has the potential to promote innovation, new ways of working, and job creation. However, there are also challenges that recovery strategies must address for digital nomadism to be successful, e.g., delays in the introduction of remote work visas and the lack of clarity about digital taxation. The study contributes to the understanding of the benefits and challenges of digital nomadism in the context of developing countries.
    Keywords: Digital nomadism, COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism sector, Economic recovery, Cape Town, South Africa
    Date: 2023
  2. By: Theogene Ntwari; Vivens Niyotugira; Pascal Sebazungu
    Abstract: The law establishing Kiswahili as an official language in addition to English, French, and local Kinyarwanda was passed by the Rwandan parliament in February 2017. In some parts of the country, particularly in Kigali and other towns, Kiswahili is one of the four official languages used along with Kinyarwanda, English, and French. (Ntawigira, 2009). The history of Rwanda colonialism diminished the development Kiswahili Language in Rwanda (Wallace, 2017). Many students do not understand Kiswahili language and its important as means of communication like English language at school. Participating in a tourism industry where the language connects them with other EAC users, they discover the significance of Kiswahili. Numerous studies on the role that language plays in human interaction have demonstrated that language plays a significant role in communication. In this article, variety of perspectives presented by tourism teachers and students regarding to the contribution of teaching and learning Kiswahili in promoting tourism trade ware discussed. The purpose of this paper emphasized the contribution of teaching and learning Kiswahili in tourism trade, which was essential for developing communication with tourists from countries where Kiswahili is spoken. This study carried out at the Kibihekane TVET in the district of Nyabihu. Through interviews with tourism students and teachers who instruct in the trade, qualitative research will be used on 156 interviewees (126 students from level three to level five tourism and 30 teachers) who will participate in the data collection process through social learning theory, constructivism and Communicative language theory. The results indicated that, the promotion of tourism trade is greatly aided by the teaching and learning of Kiswahili, and efforts should be made to help students interact or communicate with East African members. In a nutshell, this study will encourage students and educators to promote the Kiswahili language in the tourism industry in order to compete with EAC nations on the labor market and improve tourism customer service. In order to encourage the use of the Kiswahili language, the government and educational institutions ought to develop simple language policies. Key words: contribution of teaching, learning Kiswahili, promoting tourism trade
    Date: 2023–03
  3. By: Manas Pandey; Uma V.P. Shrivastava
    Abstract: Tourism Industry in India is one of the fastest growing industries in the country leading to a very high contribution in foreign exchange earnings along with a lot of internal movement also. In the past couple of decades it has been noticed that along with development of core tourism, the support system and complimentary system has also developed leading to means of employment generation. Increase in wildlife tourism in India has created jobs in a variety of associated sectors, both directly and indirectly. World Travel and Tourism Council states that India generated INR 19.1 trillion in 2019 which is equivalent to 11.6% of country’s GDP. India ranks 7th in world in terms of its total contribution to the country’s GDP. Tourism is an industry which is related purely to individual satisfaction and comfort more than anything else. UNWTO states that India stands 40th in the world by receiving 9 million international footfall in 2019. Almost 20 million all category people are now working in India’s Tourism Industry. India’s tourism is thriving, owing to a huge flow in both business and leisure travel by foreign and domestic tourists and is expected to generate approximately US$ 300 billion by 2023. With an increase environmental awareness and pressure of urbanization people look forward to places which involve active outdoor recreation. Thus, national parks and sanctuaries have emerged as the favourite destinations nomenclature wild life tourism. The visitors to these national parks are people of all age groups. They are driven by the motivation to do something "adventurous”. They look forward to a place of comfort which is relaxing and rejuvenating. The prime objective of study has been to understand the tourists expectations on various aspects of hospitality. The data was collected through interviews by convenient sampling. The study was conducted in the three leading wild life parks of central India i.e. Madhya Pradesh and they are Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench. The number of respondents including all reserves worked in as sample for the research is as follows:Tourists – 300 respondents; Hotels and Resorts – 90 respondents; Eateries – 75 respondents; Drivers – 60 respondents; Guides – 60 respondents; and Local Vendors – 60 respondents. Both quantitative and qualitative data was collected for analysis. Key words: Tourism, Wild Life Tourism, Tourism Hospitality
    Date: 2023–03

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