Slum Tourism

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Slum Tourism – more than a matter of money

Slum Tourism – more than a matter of money

Academic Fabian Frenzel proposes a new way of evaluating slum tourism. Slum tourism, my current research interest, can be defined as a specific niche activity within international tourism. It describes the one million tourists that annually visit a slum, a ...

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Who benefits from slum tourism?

Who benefits from slum tourism?

With two months to go till the Rio Olympics, we’re revisiting an issue we’ve addressed before – the pros and cons of ‘slum’ tourism. Many people are probably instinctively uncomfortable with the idea of wealthy tourists paying money to look ...

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Slum Tourism

Slum Tourism

Is it ever right for tour operators to offer excursions to slums? Like us, you are probably uncomfortable with the idea of wealthy tourists paying money to look at poor people. But is there a way that such tours could ...

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Township Tours

Township Tours

Jeanett Andrea Søderstrøm undertook research into Township tours for her MSc During a holiday in Cape Town in 2009 I went on a township tour. Not knowing much about tourism to urban impoverished areas at the time, but concerned about ...

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