Citation link: https://doi.org/10.26092/elib/56
|Title:||Titel: Assessment of sustainable tourism development in Windhoek, Namibia : Development and implementation of an adapted criteria catalogue in line with respective local conditions.||Authors:||Eckert, Elena||Supervisor:||Hartmann, Rainer||Institution:||Hochschule Bremen||Faculty:||Gesellschaftswissenschaften||Keywords:||sustainable tourism; destination management; sustainability assessment; Windhoek; Namibia; cultural heritage; tourism strategy||Issue Date:||27-Feb-2020||Type:||Masterarbeit||Abstract:||
The aim of this master thesis is to assess, analyse and evaluate the sustainability of a tourism destination while taking the local conditions into consideration by adapting the assessment instrument. The case study of the city Windhoek in Namibia is used to identify particular local features and make them measurable using an adapted criteria catalogue. In addition to a comprehensive secondary analysis, the database consists of different qualitative and quantitative methods, which are conducted during a field research phase in the form of expert interviews, visitor and local surveys and observations at relevant POIs. The content and statistical evaluation of the data is the basis for the assessment of the indicators, the sustainability dimensions and the global evaluation of sustainability in the destination. The weaknesses identified in the course of the research are then recorded in the form of recommended actions. As this thesis is part of the development policy cooperation between the City of Bremen and the City of Windhoek, the communication platform, to make the research results available to the City of Windhoek, has been established. Besides the adaptation of the catalogue, a refinement of the method for future measurement and evaluation of sustainability in destinations with different framework conditions is developed. Based on a critical reflection and the issue of the applicability of the model to other destinations, technical and content-related recommendations for the catalogue adaptation to local circumstances are made.
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