Jayne Rogerson* - University of Johannesburg
The hotel sector is one of the most under-researched aspects of economic and tourism geography internationally. In South Africa the hotel industry has experienced a phase of radical restructuring and transformation since the country's re-admission into the international tourism economy. One of the most distinctive segments of the hotel industry is that relating to budget accommodation. This paper presents an analysis of the changing nature and geography of the budget hotel segment in South Africa. This is situated within the wider context of existing research on budget hotels and more specifically of the changing South African hotel industry since 1990.