Linking Tourism, Sustainability, and Conservation Through Use Fees in Parks and Protected Areas: A South Africa National Parks (SANParks) Conservation Fee Policy Case Study. December 2009. By Christina Dzingala.
As visitor demand for natural and cultural tourism grows, parks and protected areas need to implement tourism policies establishing fee and use structures based on the real costs and benefits of tourism and recreation in order to achieve their sustainability and conservation goals. This research report identifies the current tourism market trends, real costs and benefits of tourism, issues related to tourism use fees, and impacts on the tourism industry and public policy pertaining to parks and protected areas. The South Africa National Parks (SANParks) Conservation Fee Policy is examined to analyze best practices in linking tourism use fees to sustainability and conservation. Download Linking Park Fees… Report