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.

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.

Pacific Island Countries In Search Of A Trade Strategy

Author: Hong Chen
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1498343988
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Pacific Island Countries In Search Of A Trade Strategy from the Author: Hong Chen. International trade is vital for economic prosperity in Pacific island countries, but their trade performance has been weak over the past decade with the exception of resource-rich countries. Small country size and remoteness from global economic centers may have contributed to this relatively poor performance. However, the emergence of Asia as a global economic center presents Pacific island countries with an unprecedented opportunity to develop trade with Asia, particularly in tourism for a number of PICs. Moreover, if a strong two-way linkage is established between tourism and agriculture, Pacific island countries stands a better chance to improve broad-based growth.

Tourism In The Pacific

Author: Colin Michael Hall
Publisher: Cengage Learning Emea
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Tourism In The Pacific from the Author: Colin Michael Hall. Concerned with the role of tourism in the Pacific area, this text examines the subsequent economic, social, cultural, political, environmental and health iimplications. Issues such as aid, trade and travel, marketing, resort development and planning are discussed.

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.

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.

Pacific Island Economies

Author: Mr. Christopher Browne
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451960654
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Pacific Island Economies from the Author: Mr. Christopher Browne. The Pacific island region has considerable potential for development, especially in the areas of tourism, fisheries, forestry, mining, and agriculture. However, these countries face many challenges to developing their economies and raising living standards, including their small size, distance from major markets, and vulnerability to natural disasters. The first half of this book provides an assessment of regional issues. The second half includes country-specific chapters, which provide an overview of each countries' economic performance since independence and the main challenges ahead.

Hardship And Vulnerability In The Pacific Island Countries

Author: Melissa Adelman and Oleksiy Ivaschenko
Publisher: World Bank Publications
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Hardship And Vulnerability In The Pacific Island Countries from the Author: Melissa Adelman and Oleksiy Ivaschenko. The primary objective of this report is to present solid empirical evidence of hardship, vulnerability to shocks, and risk management in the Pacific region. The report is primarily a stocktaking exercise that brings together existing evidence and new analysis of available data using a consistent framework. The report takes a “micro-” perspective—that of the individual and household—but accounts for the important role of communities, the state, and international partners. As such, it is a complement to the studies that analyze the macroeconomic context of the Pacific or that analyze rich subnational data. The purpose of building this solid evidentiary base is to catalyze needed future work, including new data collection, rather than to provide the final answer to any of the important questions addressed in the report.