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Issue 11 | Volume 4 | 2021

Title: Government Collaborative Efforts Supporting Tourism Development in Lesotho

Author(S): Boitumelo Caroline Rasethuntsa

Corresponding Author Affiliation*: Lerotholi Polytechnic, School of Enterprise and Management Maseru, Lesotho


Many countries strive to establish solid collaborations between the tourism industry players with the belief that knowledge brought by diverse stakeholder team will spill-over across the industry to boost collective productivity. This study focuses on exploring the current established government organisations collaborations geared towards tourism development in Lesotho. The study utilised the interprevististic paradigm using the qualitative research approach. The content analysis based on qualitative interviews with various government tourism related organisations reveal that to some degree, there are existing collaborative efforts among local government organisations, local government and international governments, local government and international bodies, and, local government and the local community. The study also identified that current collaborations are geared towards improving tourists’ safety and security, curriculum and skills development, road and air transport infrastructure development, and funding tourism development-related activities. Recommendations for collaborations improvement were presented.

Keywords: Tourism, Government Organisations, Tourism Collaborations, Tourism Development, Lesotho

Print ISSN: 2616-518X; Online ISSN: 2616-4701

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