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Opportunities and challenges of ecotourism development in Fiji: evidence from an eco - resort and a marine park

Mafi-Stephens, Marica and Kuilamu, Marika and Trupp, Alexander (2022) Opportunities and challenges of ecotourism development in Fiji: evidence from an eco - resort and a marine park. In: Routledge Handbook on Tourism and Small Island States in the Pacific. Routledge, UK, pp. 232-242. ISBN 9780367030322

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Abstract

Until the COVID-19 outbreak, there have been growing environmental, socio-cultural and economic concerns regarding the adverse impacts of tourism development. The overall objective of this chapter is to critically assess the development and status quo of eco-tourism initiatives in Fiji. The authors examine public sector perspectives on the principles of eco-tourism and how these principles have been implemented at the local level. Two case studies are introduced, an eco-tourism resort and a national marine park, especially to comprehend the implementation of eco-tourism projects and challenges faced by such projects. In their implementation of eco-oriented initiatives, these two ventures have been quite successful in protecting the environment and encouraging local community participation through providing supplementary income. Nevertheless, the enquiry critically contextualizes eco-tourism policies and practices as well as emerging concerns and opportunities.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business and Management (SBM)
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2023 22:13
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2023 23:03
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/14209
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