Advancing the global perspective of tourism by examining core and peripheral destinations

Cassidy, Frances and Hume, Margee (2015) Advancing the global perspective of tourism by examining core and peripheral destinations. In: Handbook of research on global hospitality and tourism management. Advances in Hospitality, Tourism, and the Services Industry. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 37-53. ISBN 978-1-46668606-9


Core and peripheral destinations are very significant to island tourism because of core and peripheral islands. Peripheral locations may be disadvantaged as they are isolated from the core or economic centers and from the main population. This chapter reviews literature on the complexity of core and peripheral destinations, their development, planning, marketing and management together with local resident’s perceptions of tourists and the tourist’s expectations. The South Pacific is defined and it’s Colonial past discussed together with tourist motivations. It is becoming increasingly difficult for all stakeholders to agree on programs and tourism practices and that various South Pacific countries have different ways of collecting statistical data resulting in few generic standards to adhere to.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 338.4791072 Han. C.2015 IGI Global. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2015 03:05
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 01:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: island tourism; small island developing states; South Pacific Tourism Organisation; destinations; pull factors; push factors; marketing
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150604 Tourism Marketing
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8606-9

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