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Tourism global value chains and Africa

Jack Daly and Gary Gereffi

No wp-2017-17, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: As Africa continues to attract record numbers of international arrivals, there are industry undercurrents that influence the continent's participation in tourism value chains. African tourism is characterized by high foreign demand, which elevates the position of global lead firms and increases leakages of tourism spending out of local economies. This paper identifies some of the variance that can be seen in different regions and countries across the continent, highlighting the policy interventions that can be implemented to increase efficiency and facilitate economic upgrading.

Keywords: Tourism; Africa; Global value chains (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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