Climate change adaptation in tourism in the South Pacific - potential contribution of public-private partnerships

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Wong, Emma, DeLacy, Terry and Jiang, Min (2012) Climate change adaptation in tourism in the South Pacific - potential contribution of public-private partnerships. Tourism Management Perspectives, 4. pp. 136-144. ISSN 2211-9736

Abstract

For tourism stakeholders in the South Pacific, the need to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change is urgent and crucial. Adaptation is costly and puts significant pressure on government resources. Using Samoa as a case study, this research examines if and how public–private partnerships (PPPs) may help the tourism sector in Small Island Developing States and Territories (SIDST) in the South Pacific adapt. Policy-makers and business owners were interviewed. The paper illustrates the different perspectives of the stakeholders, and suggests what can be done to exploit the potential contribution of PPP in adaptation. This research also contributes to the body of literature by demonstrating how existing theories related to PPP can be applied to climate change adaptation.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21864
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2012.08.001
Official URL http://ac.els-cdn.com/S2211973612000566/1-s2.0-S22...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Tourism and Services Research (CTSR)
Keywords ResPubID25629, tourism policy, small islands, sustainable tourism, tourism policy, South Pacific tourism, Samoa
Citations in Scopus 16 - View on Scopus
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