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.

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,

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.

The Pacific Islands

Author: Moshe Rapaport
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573060424
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The Pacific Islands from the Author: Moshe Rapaport. "The Pacific Islands: Environment and Society combines the scholarship and research of forty-five notable contributors in a volume suitable as a text for university-level courses in geography, anthropology, or area studies. Its thirty-three referenced chapters cover physical environment, living environment, history, culture, population, and economy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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.

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.

Island Tourism In Asia And The Pacific

Publisher: World Tourism Organization Publications
ISBN: 9789284404742
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Island Tourism In Asia And The Pacific from the Author: . The biggest challenge the World Tourism Organization predicts for tourism in Asia and the Pacific in the new millennium is sustainability. This assertion is buttressed by the fact that the volume of international visitors expected to visit the regions natural and cultural sites would undoubtedly have a remarkable impact on its social, cultural and natural environments. Owing to their relatively small size and fragile nature, islands in particular are more prone to feel the weight of the negative sides to the increased volume of tourists to the region.


Author: Chris Cooper
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 9781873150870
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Oceania from the Author: Chris Cooper. "Oceania: A Tourism Handbook draws together a wide range of sources to provide a comprehensive handbook of tourism in the Oceania region. As tourism continues to grow in importance and significance for the countries of Oceania, it is important to have a single source of information and reference for tourism. At the same time, it is vital to provide a disciplined analysis of tourism by standardising terminologies and delivering a consistency of approach for all the countries in the region." "The handbook provides an anatomy of tourism in the region by taking a detailed look at each of the three key constituents of Oceania - Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. For each of these regions, tourism demand, supply and organisation have been analysed, as well as a chapter to guide the reader through the tourism statistics sources that are available. The final section of the handbook takes a thematic approach with chapters examining key issues of tourism in the region, including investment, air transport, risk management, land ownership, climate change and tourism education."--BOOK JACKET.

Island Sustainability

Author: Hiroshi Kakazu
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466906464
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Island Sustainability from the Author: Hiroshi Kakazu. This book is devoted to island sustainability with a focus on the small island economies in the Pacific, especially islands of Okinawa located at the southwestern edge of Japan. It examines socio-economic characteristics, development issues, policies, networking of island societies, and the roles of culture, human resources, agriculture and tourism in a globalizing world. Okinawa, the birthplace of nissology (island studies in Greek), embraces all aspects of small, remote island characteristics, including geography, history, economy and culture. Okinawa hosted the third and fourth Pacific Leaders Meeting (PALM). PALM adopted “the Okinawa Initiative on Regional Development Strategies for a More Prosperous and Safer Pacific.” This initiative emphasized the important role of Okinawa in spearheading and coordinating development and educational relationships among the Pacific islands. Although the focus is on Okinawa, analytical methods and visions presented in this book will provide food for thought for many similar island societies which have been struggling to achieve toward sustainable development. Since the International Small Island Studies Association (ISISA) held its first meeting on Island of Okinawa, Nissology has been emerging as an important area of scientific investigation. The book is intended to appeal to students, academic researchers, policy makers and industry professionals and practitioners.