Tourism and development in the Pacific: possible or improbable?

Denis Tolkach, Joseph Martin Cheer, Stephen Pratt

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Tourism has undoubtedly become one of the most important economic activities in Pacific island countries (PICs). For some, such as Vanuatu, Fiji and the Cook Islands, tourism is one of the largest economic sectors, while for others, the aim is to increase visitor arrivals, and more importantly, visitor expenditure. The development of tourism in PICs is largely governed by changing geopolitical, economic, socio-cultural and physical contexts. In turn, the way tourism is developed is expected to have long-lasting impacts, in a recently published paper we outline key themes that will define the nature of tourism development in the region.
Original languageEnglish
TypePacific islands and tourism
Media of outputDevPolicy Blog
PublisherDevPolicy Blog
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationCanberra
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2018


  • tourism
  • pacific islands
  • sustainable development
  • SDGs
  • economic development

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