A socio-demographic profile of visitors to the South Pacific outer islands of Vanuatu

Cassidy, Frances (2009) A socio-demographic profile of visitors to the South Pacific outer islands of Vanuatu. In: International Convention and Expo Summit 2009, 18-20 May 2009, Hong Kong.

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[Abstract]: The research reported in this paper sought to develop a socio-demographic profile of Australian visitors to the outer islands in the Pacific, specifically Vanuatu and the outer islands of Espiritu Santo and Tangoa. Vanuatu forms part of the Melanesian region, which comprises Papua New Guinea (PNG), New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Fiji. Tourism has been developed in each of these countries. However, there is a great disparity in the amount of tourism to each country and the dollar value that the tourist represents. At the time of writing, there is unrest in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji has recently undergone considerable devastation and hardship due to recent flooding and political unrest, hence a decline in tourism visitor numbers. Following the lead of other successful South Pacific Nations, Vanuatu has emphasised tourism as a means of economic development and a source of foreign exchange.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright.
Depositing User: Ms Frances Cassidy
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2009 01:40
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2014 05:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: socio-demographic profile, Pacific, outer islands, Vanuatu
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150604 Tourism Marketing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5326

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