Papua New Guinea: opportunities to develop a backpacker market

Prideaux, Bruce (2005) Papua New Guinea: opportunities to develop a backpacker market. In: Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Tourism Association (1), pp. 618-627. From: New Tourism for Asia-Pacific, 7 - 10 July 2005, Goyang, Korea.

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Abstract

Papua New Guinea is rarely heard of as a tourism destination and visited by few tourists yet the nation offers a great diversity of attractions particularly in the marine tourism area. Lack of investment, difficult topography and more importantly, a poor reputation for personal safety appear to be the major issues hampering tourism development. This paper explores the option of backpacker led tourism development based on sourcing backpackers from Cairns, a popular North Australian destination. The paper reports on the finding of a study of backpackers in Cairns to determine their propensity to travel to Papua New Guinea. Most had next heard of Papua New Guinea and only a minority were interested in visiting the nation.

Item ID: 7845
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: backpackers; Cairns; Papua New Guinea; tourism
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ISBN: 978-89-87511-04-7
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2010 03:36
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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