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Vol.26 no.1&2, 2004(7)

Title: Volume 26, 2002 - Editor's introduction

Author: Harrison, David, editor
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Volume: Vol.26 no.1&2, 2004
Collation: p. 1

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Title: Closure of an ecolodge : poor strategic management ?

Author: Dwyer, Larry , Kemp, Sharon
Subject:  Strategic management|Tourism|Fiji|Hospitality
Volume: Vol.26 no.1&2, 2004
Collation: p. 51-76

Abstract: This paper analyses activities relevant to strategy formulation and implementation in a tourism organisation. It defines and discusses the internal and external environments, both of which are relevant to managerial decision making to achieve organisation goals. Fiji’s Hidden Paradise, an ecolodge formerly operating on Vanua Levu, is used as a case study. There is a brief overview of the nature and scope of operations of Fiji’s Hidden Paradise, and an exploration of how far the failure of the business can be attributed to a lack of sound strategic management. Finally, the paper discusses the implications of the research for strategy formulation and implementation in tourism organisations generally.

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Title: Towards a history of tourism in Solomon Islands : the first instalment

Author: Douglas, Ngaire
Subject:  Solomon Islands|Tourism history|Melanesia|Burns Philp
Volume: Vol.26 no.1&2, 2004
Collation: p. 29-50

Abstract: Researchers of tourism histories have mainly focused on documenting the process as it has happened in the Western world. It is suggested that this is because the academic study of tourism has traditionally been a Western discipline. This paper initiates the documentation of the historical development of tourism in Solomon Islands, a small island country in the Southwest Pacific. The British colonial experience and the proximity of Solomon Islands to Australia have both been strong influences on the directions tourism has taken throughout the last century— for better and for worse. The construction of this tourism history indicates the diversity of sources that researchers must consult in order to pull together the disparate threads of the story.

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Title: Healthy tourism in a Fijian context : a WHO initiative for island tourism

Author: Staiff, Russell , Bushell, Robyn
Subject:  Health|Tourism|Pacific|Participation
Volume: Vol.26 no.1&2, 2004
Collation: p. 105-130

Abstract: This paper describes research undertaken to assist in the institutionalisation of the ethic of sustainability into tourism planning and operation. It involves developing a conceptual framework for Healthy Tourism in island microstates in the Western Pacific Region. Such a quest, to be achieved in a way that is sensitive to local geography and under the auspices of an international body such as the World Health Organization, is complex. This paper explores issues prompted by such a project. A case study of Fiji before the 2000 constitutional crisis is presented. The paper investigates attempts by the WHO to bring together tourism and the health of destination communities. It describes the theoretical contexts of tourism and health, along with the issues arising from a series of workshops conducted in Suva in March 2000. Together, these highlight implications for planning a healthy tourism concept that focuses on the health and well-being of locals as well as the safety of tourists.

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Title: From brochures to the internet : tourism, marketing and development in the Cook Islands

Author: Levinson, John , Milne, Simon
Subject:  Internet marketing|brochures|Cook Islands|South Pacific, Image
Volume: Vol.26 no.1&2, 2004
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Abstract: In this paper we review some of the links that exist between tourism, marketing and development in the South Pacific and then examine the case of the Cook Islands. Following a brief overview of the nation’s tourism industry and its growth, we evaluate the impact that changing types of marketing can have on issues as diverse as the representation of culture and the creation of economic linkages. We examine brochure-based and web-based marketing images and content. Our findings reveal that the Internet has the potential to alleviate some traditional problems associated with tourism marketing, such as the power of intermediaries in the marketing chain, and inaccurate or out of date portrayals of destinations and their peoples. Nevertheless, many of the marketing-related problems associated with small size and limited budgets will persist, including issues of control, dependency, and identity.

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Title: Volume 26, no. 1&2, 2004 - Contributors

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Volume: Vol.26 no.1&2, 2004
Collation: p. 237

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Title: SSED MA and PhD theses 2001-2003

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Volume: Vol.26 no.1&2, 2004
Collation: p. 238-239

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