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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Mengich, Olivia Chemutai
URN etd-05272012-103727
Document Title Township tourism : understanding tourist motivation
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Dr J Chimhanzie Supervisor
  • authenticity
  • tourist gaze
  • travel career ladder
  • extrinsic and intrinsic
  • Soweto
  • township tourism
Date 2012-03-08
Availability unrestricted
This study aims at exploring the motivation that drives tourists to townships. The theories that were chosen as the theoretical base of this study were the push and pull theory, the Travel Career Ladder, authenticity and the tourist gaze. Three research questions were asked around the theory base and a survey was done of 100 tourists in selected locations within Soweto. Results obtained from the respondents allowed for statistical analysis. The results indicated that the township tourists were intrinsically motivated and were driven by affiliation needs. Furthermore, the tourists that initially visited Soweto were motivated by authenticity; however, as the amount of tourism in the area grew, the tourist gaze became the more dominant form of motivation. The implications of the study findings are discussed.

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