The Transition of a Coastal Industrial City into a World-Class Tourism and Maritime City

The case of Port Elizabeth

Authored by: Cina Van Zyl

Routledge Handbook of Tourism Cities

Print publication date:  August  2020
Online publication date:  August  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367199999
eBook ISBN: 9780429244605
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429244605-23

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Abstract

There are destinations on any traveller’s list: Paris, Venice, New York. There are others one hopes to visit if time and money were not a constraint: Tokyo, Sydney, Buenos Aires. Furthermore, some cities do not appear on a list, yet one ends up going there for work. Port Elizabeth (PE) in South Africa: how to keep a city competitive in a robust market when compared to cities in the same country, such as Cape Town or Durban?

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