Turning a global crisis into a tourism opportunity: the perspective from Tuvalu

Prideaux, Bruce, and McNamara, Karen Elizabeth (2013) Turning a global crisis into a tourism opportunity: the perspective from Tuvalu. International Journal of Tourism Research, 15 (6). pp. 583-594.

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Abstract

The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008/2009 had a major impact on many small island states. In the case of Tuvalu, the GFC uncovered structural weaknesses in the national economy including the need to build alternative sources of income. Given the country's location and its rich marine resources, tourism is possibly the only new industry that has some capacity to generate new revenue streams. This article examines the problems that the country will face if it decides to pursue tourism and offers three options for tourism development including diving, 'off the beaten track' experiences and voyeuristic 'last chance' tourism.

Item ID: 26311
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1522-1970
Keywords: climate change; infrastructure; Global Financial Crisis; peripheral; sustainability; Tuvalu
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2013 23:39
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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