Ecotourism Development In The Pacific Islands

Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211203851
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Ecotourism Development In The Pacific Islands from the Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Some Pacific island countries have considered that ecotourism could provide considerable opportunities for future development in ways that highlight their diverse cultural heritage, abundant natural resources and unspoiled environment. This Tourism Review No. 23 presents a series of country papers reporting on the experiences and challenges for ecotourism in selected Pacific island countries, as well as technical papers addressing general issues for ecotourism in island developing countries.

Indigenous Ecotourism

Author: Heather Zeppel
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845931254
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Indigenous Ecotourism from the Author: Heather Zeppel. Drawing on case studies from Pacific Islands, Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, this book examines ecotourism enterprises controlled by indigenous people in tribal reserves or protected areas. It compares indigenous ecotourism in developed and developing counties and covers cultural ecotours, ecolodges, and bungalows, hunting and fishing tours, cultural attractions and other nature-based facilities or services.

Pacific Rim Tourism

Author: Martin Oppermann
Publisher: C A B International
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Pacific Rim Tourism from the Author: Martin Oppermann. "This book has been developed from papers presented at a conference held in Rotorua, New Zealand, in November 1996. Six themes are addressed: tourism trends; cultural and social issues; ecotourism and sustainable development; Pacific islands; economic and planning issues; and the future." -back cover.

Culture And Sustainable Development In The Pacific

Author: Antony Hooper
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 192094222X
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Culture And Sustainable Development In The Pacific from the Author: Antony Hooper. Throughout the South Pacific, notions of ‘culture’ and ‘development’ are very much alive—in political debate, the media, sermons, and endless discussions amongst villagers and the urban élites, even in policy reports. Often the terms are counterposed, and development along with ‘economic rationality’, ‘good governance’ and ‘progress’ is set against culture or ‘custom’, ‘tradition’ and ‘identity’. The decay of custom and impoverishment of culture are often seen as wrought by development, while failures of development are haunted by the notion that they are due, somehow, to the darker, irrational influences of culture. The problem is to resolve the contradictions between them so as to achieve the greater good—access to material goods, welfare and amenities, ‘modern life’—without the sacrifice of the ‘traditional’ values and institutions that provide material security and sustain diverse social identities. Resolution is sought in this book by a number of leading writers from the South Pacific including Langi Kavaliku, Epeli Hau’ofa, Marshall Sahlins, Malama Meleisea, Joeli Veitayaki, and Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka. The volume is brought together for UNESCO by Antony Hooper, Professor Emeritus at the University of Auckland. UNESCO experts include Richard Engelhardt, Langi Kavaliku, Russell Marshall, Malama Meleisea, Edna Tait and Mali Voi.

Island Tourism And Sustainable Development

Author: Dennis John Gayle
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275962036
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Island Tourism And Sustainable Development from the Author: Dennis John Gayle. Fifteen chapters offer tourism profiles of the Caribbean, Pacific, and Mediterranean basins, considering the nature of insular tourism and its relationship to development and sustainability. Specific attention is given to its impact on agriculture, terrestrial ecosystems, carrying capacity, culture,

The Pacific Islands

Author: Moshe Rapaport
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573060837
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The Pacific Islands from the Author: Moshe Rapaport. Forty-five contributors offer information on the physical environment, history, culture, population, economy, and living environment of the Pacific islands.

The Encyclopedia Of Ecotourism

Author: David Bruce Weaver
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 0851993680
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The Encyclopedia Of Ecotourism from the Author: David Bruce Weaver. The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism provides an expert, state-of-the-art and comprehensive knowledge base of the rapidly growing global ecotourism sector. It is divided into eight major sections, and contains 41 chapters, individually authored by international researchers and practitioners in ecotourism. Each chapter combines theory and practice in a complementary way. The scope of the encyclopedia includes definitions and other contextual material, regional perspectives, venues, impacts, planning and management considerations, and issues associated with ecotourism businesses, research and training.

Tourism In Pacific Islands

Author: Stephen Pratt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317682572
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Tourism In Pacific Islands from the Author: Stephen Pratt. Pacific Island Countries have been shown to be especially vulnerable to such external influences as natural disasters, political unrest and downturns in the global economy and their tourism industries have been notably affected. In particular, they typically have a narrow resource base and a fragile and often vulnerable natural environment. While there is some research on islands and small states, there is a dearth of information on the South Pacific and very little research is being undertaken in the region compared to other geographical regions in the world. This volume brings together current work in Pacific Island tourism. In this collection, three main themes arise: Images of the South Pacific; Socio-economic Impacts of Tourism; and Pacific Island Countries and the Outside World. The first focus is on the question of image, namely, stereotypes of a destination held by tourists and potential tourists, the extent to which residents, for their part, really welcome visitors, and the role tourism might play in changing pre-established images. The second theme is tourism's impacts, notably the economic and socio-cultural effects of international tourism's intrusion in the region which, though often hotly debated, have attracted relatively little empirical research. The third focus is on the challenges of how PICs articulate with their external geo-political and physical environment. These involve existing relations with formal colonial centres, geographical isolation, the need for greater air access to the outside world and for more tourists, and the continuing threat to several PICs of global warming, which increased air travel will inevitably exacerbate. This text will be of interest to tourism students, researchers and academics in the fields of tourism, development studies and cultural studies.