The focus of this study is the Namibian Community-based Tourism Association (NACOBTA). It is a membership-based association of community-based tourism enterprises (CBTEs) found in relatively poor communities, which aims to incorporate pro-poor tourism in the mainstream tourist industry. The association provides support to its members by way of grants, loans, marketing, training and organisational development, and also represents its members' interests in policy development at the national level and in negotiations with the mainstream tourist industry. The case study aims to assess and document NACOBTA's pro-poor tourism strategies, and the challenges and progress it has faced in implementing these strategies.
London, UK: ODI, PPT Working Paper No. 4, 59 pp.