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The African Dream - a Pan-African E-community Project

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Springer London, Dordrecht Amsterdam


The African Dream Project1 seeks to develop community-based tourism by creating a technology-based solution to global marketing. They have chosen to do this by developing tourism routes across Africa, uniting them under the umbrella concept of Afrikatourism. This paper reports on a study done in the Eastern and Western Cape provinces of South Africa to determine the communication and coordination practices of tourism routes2 that form part of a Pan-African e-community under the auspices of the African Dream Project. The study seeks to devise a model for maintaining cohesion of the routes through effective and efficient ICT3 and non-ICT practices. It is part of a 2-year study funded by the IDRC to determine the potential impact of ICT on the development of microenterprise in the tourism industry, entitled the SOMDITTI Phase 2 project.


Biggs, D.; Purnell, C. (2003): The African Dream - a Pan-African E-community Project. Communities and Technologies: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2003. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-0115-0_12. Springer London, Dordrecht Amsterdam. ISBN: 978-94-017-0115-0. pp. 227-240. Full Papers