Turning a global crisis into a tourism opportunity: the perspective from Tuvalu

Prideaux, Bruce and McNamara, Karen Elizabeth (2013) Turning a global crisis into a tourism opportunity: the perspective from Tuvalu. International Journal of Tourism Research, 15 6: 583-594. doi:10.1002/jtr.1883


Author Prideaux, Bruce
McNamara, Karen Elizabeth
Title Turning a global crisis into a tourism opportunity: the perspective from Tuvalu
Journal name International Journal of Tourism Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1099-2340
1522-1970
Publication date 2013
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/jtr.1883
Volume 15
Issue 6
Start page 583
End page 594
Total pages 12
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008/2009 had a major impact on many small island states. In the case of Tuvalu, the GFC uncovered structural weaknesses in the national economy including the need to build alternative sources of income. Given the country's location and its rich marine resources, tourism is possibly the only new industry that has some capacity to generate new revenue streams. This article examines the problems that the country will face if it decides to pursue tourism and offers three options for tourism development including diving, ‘off the beaten track’ experiences and voyeuristic ‘last chance’ tourism.
Keyword Climate change
Infrastructure
Global Financial Crisis
Peripheral
Sustainability
Tuvalu
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 22 May 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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