Tourism in Pacific island countries: a status quo round-up

Cheer, Joseph M., Pratt, Stephen, Tolkach, Denis, Bailey, Anthony, Taumoepeau, Semisi, and Movono, Apisalome (2018) Tourism in Pacific island countries: a status quo round-up. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, 5 (3). pp. 442-461.

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Abstract

In the 21st century, Pacific island countries (PICs) continue to leverage for tourism the attributes that have imbued them, including appeals to their cultural, geographical, and climatic allure. However, the question raised more frequently by many is why despite the many decades of tourism across the region, development impacts from the sector remain largely muted. The key remit of this paper is to offer a status quo round‐up of tourism in PICs and to draw on key emergent themes that underlay the present context. There is little doubt that for policymakers and their international development partners, whether tourism has or can lead to enduring development outcomes remains clouded in questions over whether there is ample evidence available to support such assertions. However, this has failed to dampen the enthusiasm of multilateral agencies that promote the notion that tourism's potential remains largely underdeveloped. With largely narrow economic bases, PICs have little choice but to seek further development of tourism despite the many fundamental constraints that make them less competitive than Southeast Asian destinations.

Item ID: 63285
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2050-2680
Keywords: Pacific Islands, tourism, tourism development, tourism economy, tourism impact
Copyright Information: © 2018 The Authors.
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2020 22:32
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 60%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169905 Studies of Pacific Peoples Societies @ 40%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 60%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940115 Pacific Peoples Development and Welfare @ 40%
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