Thoughts of the local residents of Espiritu Santo on Australian visitors

Cassidy, Frances (2004) Thoughts of the local residents of Espiritu Santo on Australian visitors. In: 2004 Inaugural Academy of World Businesss, Marketing and Management Development Conference: The Challenge of Inter-Disciplinary Perspectives & Globalization in the 21st Century , 13-16 Jul 2004, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

Mass tourism, which may lead to environmental problems, cultural and social degradation, distortion of economic benefits and disease, particularly in poorer countries, provides financial reasons for preserving cultural, historical and natural resources or traditions, which otherwise may be neglected. Vanuatu, is a less developed country (LDC), reliant on tourism for such benefits. Therefore, this study focuses on identifying the views of local residents and the impact on their lifestyles and perceptions of Australian tourist expectations. Analysis revealed that most Ni Vanuatu want tourism development on Espiritu Santo and Tangoa Island, as it hasn’t yet impacted on their traditional lifestyle. They were concerned about improved road needs, accommodation and tourist attractions.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Ms Frances Cassidy
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Marketing and Tourism
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2010 04:58
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vanuatu, tourism, culture, Espiritu Santo
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6579

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