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This article argues that the narrow and frequently negative conceptualisations of small island states as environmentally vulnerable and economically dependent are problematic for sustainable tourism development and for economic development, generally. Scenarios presented to date are often...

Author(s)
Scheyvens, R.; Momsen, J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2008, 16, 5, pp 491-510
Abstract

This article, using a postcolonial and political economy framework, examines how tourism development seems an appealing solution for small islands, especially in the form of community-based (sustainable) ecotourism. The article follows with how residents of small island destinations in the Pacific...

Author(s)
d'Hauteserre, A. M.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2016, 16, 1, pp 72-87
Abstract

Using an abbreviated three-stage version of the destination life cycle as a theoretical backdrop, this study applies the tourism penetration index (TPI) to 36 small islands less than 1 million in population and 5000 km2 in area. The most developed (based on the TPI scores) are primarily Caribbean...

Author(s)
McElroy, J. L.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 2006, 47, 1, pp 61-77
Abstract

While tourism has been drawn into the current debate about 'ecologically sustainable development', the topic of 'sustainable ethnic tourism' has largely escaped attention. The object of this article is to examine a test case from Vanuatu, a small island state in the South Pacific, the Pentecost...

Author(s)
Sofield, T. H. B.
Citation
Journal of Tourism Studies, 1991, 2, 1, pp 56-72
Abstract

Tourism is a growing economic sector in the South Pacific providing the region with great potential for economic development. Vanuatu and its neighbouring Small Island Developing States and Territories experience a high vulnerability to climate change impacts. The tourism sector in Vanuatu is...

Author(s)
Klint, L. M.; Wong, E.; Jiang Min; Delacy, T.; Harrison, D.; Dominey-Howes, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2012, 15, 3, pp 247-274
Abstract

This book contains detailed case studies of small island tourism in the South Pacific. The emphasis throughout the book is on understanding the social processes whereby Pacific Islanders interact with tourism and, in turn, shape the character of tourism in the region. Issues concerning ecotourism, ...

Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Pacific island tourism, 2003, pp vi + 203 pp.
Abstract

This article constructs comprehensive profiles across 24 variables for two small-island subgroups: 12 MIRAB and 17 SITE islands. The 29 islands were selected according to two criteria: less than one million in population and clearly identified in the literature as observing the MIRAB or...

Author(s)
McSorley, K.; McElroy, J. L.
Publisher
Texas A & M University Press, College Station, USA
Citation
e-Review of Tourism Research, 2007, 5, 6, pp 140-148
Abstract

Published analyses agree that Pacific Island Countries (PICs) face enormous challenges of isolation, limited size, resource paucity, high population growth and restricted opportunities for economic growth. For most small island nations the imperative to sustain economic growth in line with the...

Author(s)
Siwatibau, S.
Publisher
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
RAP Publication, 2009, No.03, pp 77-90
Abstract

This study describes how resident attitudes toward tourism development have changed over time and in response to changing socioeconomic conditions on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. A survey completed in 1995 yielded 34 completed surveys on West Island and 30 on Home Island. A Likert scale reveals the ...

Author(s)
Carlsen, J.
Citation
Pacific Tourism Review, 1999, 3, 1, pp 25-35
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Resort-based tourism on the pleasure periphery.

This chapter examines the role that reports play in tourism in the Less Developed Countries (LDCs). The chapter examines various resort definitions and distinguishes between types of resort property and resort development. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between the scale or resort ...

Author(s)
King, B.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851994334)
Type
Book chapter

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