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The management strategies of selected heritage resources at tourism destinations in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga provinces

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dc.contributor.advisor Nzama, A.T
dc.contributor.author Nkwanyana, Mildred Samukelisiwe
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-19T08:35:41Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-19T08:35:41Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1614
dc.description A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Arts in fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Recreation and Tourism at the University of Zululand, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract The key purpose of this study was to evaluate how heritage resources are managed, assessing various strategies of management used and how these management strategies are implemented at tourism destinations. The effectiveness of these management strategies rely on the skills of those who manage heritage resources and their underlying understanding of cultural heritage tourism. The overall purpose of this study was based on the ‘objectives’ of heritage tourism; amongst the objectives mentioned, is the evaluation of the management strategies of heritage resources and the accurate interpretation of resources at destinations. It was vital to know that heritage tourism is not only concerned with identification of resources but the management and protection of heritage values has a great impact on the sustaining of heritage tourism. The potential of heritage tourism should be valued and fully realised. There should be an integrated framework on the management of heritage resources at tourism destinations. Heritage resources tend to be misrepresented through uninformed interpretation during tours and this compromises the integrity and authenticity of heritage tourism. Findings of the study indicated that, management of heritage resources at these provinces is mainly based on policies formulated at national or local level. It was evident that management of heritage resources was often done for economic purposes at local communities. The local community described indigenous knowledge implementation as a management strategy which should be the primary strategy since it adds value to the culture of the community. en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject heritage --resources management --tourism en_US
dc.title The management strategies of selected heritage resources at tourism destinations in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga provinces en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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