Panakera, C., Willson, G., Ryan, C. & Liu, G. (2011). Considerations for sustainable tourism development in developing countries: Perspectives from the South Pacific. Tourismos: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism, 6(2), 241-262.
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Nations of the South Pacific face a number of major challenges with respect to sustainable tourism development. Much of the literature presents overtly pessimistic conceptualisations of South Pacific nations as environmentally vulnerable and economically dependent. This paper argues that the narrative concerning sustainable tourism development in the South Pacific is incomplete and the predominant narrative viewing the South Pacific nations as economically and environmentally vulnerable is too simplistic. Additionally, this paper challenges the narrative that high or mass levels of tourism within the South Pacific cannot be sustainable. Based on experience derived from operational experience and consultancy, this paper provides insights into the challenges and possibilities for sustainable tourism development in the South Pacific.
University of the Aegean
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