Pacific Islands from above

About our project

This project seeks to put the South Pacific at the forefront of developing future tourism in a way that benefits both people and planet. It will achieve this by exploring how Indigenous people involved in tourism have been impacted by, and responded to, COVID-19, but also how tourism can be re-imagined in more sustainable and equitable ways, specifically by building on Indigenous knowledge. The research focuses on Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Aotearoa, countries which depend on tourism for thousands of jobs and between 10 and 70% of their GDP. The knowledge generated by this study will be used to inform government officials, tourism industry businesses, Indigenous organisations and other relevant bodies about ways they can best support Indigenous development through tourism in the future.

Latest news

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Dr Apisalome Movono convenes ‘Pacific Islands Tourism Research Symposium’

Nov-Dec, 2021

Indigenous Voices on Tourism

Whanganui River Adventures: It's All About Whānau
Whanganui River Adventures: It's All About Whānau

Whanganui River Adventures: It's All About Whānau

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A People-Centred Approach to Resort Management in Cook Islands

A People-Centred Approach to Resort Management in Cook Islands

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Churbros Rarotonga: Young Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Action

Churbros Rarotonga: Young Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Action

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Pacific Islanders return to simpler way of life as Covid-19 affects tourism

October 26, 2020

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