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 […]Read More Is tourism a way to lift the Pacific out of poverty?
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 […]Read More World Bank to target support for PNG community-based tourism
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 […]Read More South Pacific, UNDP “green tourism” partnership
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 […]Read More And now for the weather: info-seeking & climate change adaptation in Pacific tourism