| || || Mala, Anshu|
| || || The perspectives of government and the tourism industry on the concept of sustainable tourism in Fiji|
Author: Mala, Anshu
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Subject: Sustainable tourism -- Government policy -- Fiji, Tourism -- Government policy -- Fiji
Call No.: pac G 156 .5 .S87 M35 2006
Copyright:40-60% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: Sustainability in tourism, which has emerged as a derivative of sustainable development, demands particular scrutiny in developing countries given the exponential growth of global tourism to the ‘pleasure periphery’ in recent decades. Despite this imperative, the articulation of sustainability in developing countries remains vague. The focus of this study is to identify the issues surrounding the divergent interpretations and discourses of sustainability in tourism in the developing country context of Fiji. This research focuses on the way in which sustainable tourism is understood and practised within the government and tourism industry sectors of Fiji using the framework of Swarbrooke’s (1999) integrated ‘dimensions’ of sustainability in tourism. The findings of this study indicate that there is a distinct dislocation of perspective between the tourism industry and the government with respect to the implementation of sustainable tourism and that achieving consensual ownership of the concept would greatly enhance the development of sustainable tourism in the future of tourism development in Fiji.