Heidi Keyser-Van der Watt

Heidi Keyser-Van der Watt
Massey University · Institute of Development Studies; School of People, Environment and Planning

M. Urban and Regional Planning

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Introduction
Sustainable Tourism Specialist collaborating with destinations, businesses, destination organisations and place management authorities to plot and implement their sustainability journeys. Global experience with projects in 12 countries. Published author - "Developing Tourism in South Africa" 2nd ed. Academic background in Town and Regional Planning. PhD research investigates the contribution of marine wildlife tourism to sustainable development and empowerment in the Western Cape, South Africa
Additional affiliations
January 2005 - July 2006
Kaiser Associates EDP
Position
  • Senior Researcher
February 1999 - December 2004
KPMG
Position
  • Senior Researcher
January 1997 - December 1998
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
January 2007 - December 2008
Stellenbosch University
Field of study
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
January 1990 - December 1991
Stellenbosch University
Field of study
  • Town and Regional Planning
January 1987 - December 1989
Stellenbosch University
Field of study
  • Geography and Sociology

Publications

Publications (22)
Article
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For over twenty years, tourism researchers have examined how to determine whether destination communities are being empowered through tourism: there is much we can learn through analysis of that work. We outline and critique the most commonly used empowerment framework in this field as was first published by Scheyvens in 1999, which has four dimens...
Technical Report
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What are the guidelines? These guidelines describe a step-by-step approach to developing a community-based tourism venture. They cover all stages of the process, from venture design to operation. The precise approach taken in any individual case, will of course, vary. However, following these guidelines will maximise the chances of success in your...
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Small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) are considered to dominate the global tourism industry numerically, forming the backbone for the delivery of tourism offerings. These enterprises take the form of a range of hotels, bed-and-breakfast accommodation, travel agencies, restaurants, theme parks, events companies, resorts, tourist guides and t...
Book
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What is sustainable tourism development? What gives one destination a competitive advantage over another? How can a destination exercise responsible tourism? Developing tourism in South Africa: Towards competitive destinations second edition explores the ability of countries and tourism destinations effectively to develop and manage tourism, provid...
Technical Report
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This manual aims to provide established as well as community-based tourism enterprises (CBTEs) with information about “responsible tourism” and the opportunities that it presents for improving business performance. Specific to South Africa, and in line with current international best practice, the authors have collected a range of practical and cos...
Book
An introduction to tourism development, covering the South African undergraduate tourism syllabi and more, intended for students of tourism and related fields in sub-Saharan Africa

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Projects (6)
Project
To organise DevNet2020, the 12th Biennial Conference of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network, Massey University, New Zealand, 2 - 4 December 2020 - https://devnet.org.nz/devnet2020/. Conference theme: Development Matters