Is tourism a way to lift the Pacific out of poverty?

Can tourism alleviate Pacific poverty? Port Vila, Vanuatu, from the War Memorial, 2006. By Phillip Capper (CC BY 2.0) via Wikimedia. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APort_Vila%2C_Vanuatu%2C_from_the_War_Memorial%2C_1_June_2006_-_Flickr_-_PhillipC.jpg

There are still many opportunities for Pacific Island states to take advantage of tourism for development, according to Ratnakar Adhikari and Joe Natuman writing for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The seafront of Port Vila, Vanuatu, bustles with activity. Traders – most of them women – call out to tourists wandering past, imploring them to take […]

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World Bank to target support for PNG community-based tourism

Advertise Here The World Bank’s upcoming US$20 million Tourism Sector Development Project in Papua New Guinea (PNG) will include “targeted support for community-led micro-enterprises to create jobs, especially for women”. The project will work with PNG government and industry players on an “integrated approach to tourism” in the provinces of East New Britain and Milne […]

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South Pacific, UNDP “green tourism” partnership

South Pacific, UNDP “green tourism” partnership

South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have partnered to promote “green tourism” in the South Pacific. A Letter of Agreement (LOA) was signed between the two agencies in Suva, Fiji last week outlining a commitment to “take responsible approaches through energy, water and waste reduction” and to “contribute to […]

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And now for the weather: info-seeking & climate change adaptation in Pacific tourism

Climate change adaptation is increasingly important, especially in the Pacific

Climate change adaptation is increasingly talked about in the travel & tourism trade media as vital to the sustainability of the sector, especially in regions susceptible to extreme weather events and the worst-case scenarios of sea level rise, such as Pacific Island nations. In this “GT” Insight, Dr Johanna Nalau, Research Fellow at the Griffith […]

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