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Sustainable tourism development on Niue: A catch 22?


Reiser, D and Pforr, C, Sustainable tourism development on Niue: A catch 22?, The Practice of Sustainable Tourism: Resolving the Paradox, Taylor and Francis, M Hughes, D Weaver and C Pforr (ed), UK, pp. 146-160. ISBN 978-131774967-7 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2015 selection and editorial matter, Michael Hughes, David Weaver and Christof Pforr; individual chapters, the contributors

DOI: doi:10.4324/9781315796154


ln this chapter we will critically examine Niue's chances for sustainable development and the contributions tourism may or may not be able to make toward that path. lt is argued that Niue's tourism industry may be regarded as socio-culturally and environmentally sustainable ( on the basis of excluding the issue of access), but in economic terms it will never be sustainable. In doing so, we will explore sustainability issues beyond the specific destination context. Similar to many other island destinations, Niue is confronted with the consequences of climate change, sea level rise and extreme weather events as well as coral bleaching (Hall 2010). Thus, the question needs 10 be raised, for instance, as to 'why this push for tourism growth is not more controversially discussed..., notably in a situation where small islands usually present themselves as victims of global warming' (Gössling 2009, p. 59). However, before we discuss issues surrounding sustainable tourism on Niue in greater detail, we first provide the context to this study with an introduction of the case study area.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Impacts of tourism
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Tourism services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Reiser, D (Mr Dirk Reiser)
ID Code:110437
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2016-07-27
Last Modified:2017-10-17

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