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dc.contributor.authorScheyvens, Regina
dc.contributor.authorMovono, Apisalome
dc.contributor.authorStrickland, Danitaen
dc.contributor.authorBibi, Patriciaen
dc.contributor.authorTasere, Apakukien
dc.contributor.authorHills, Georgieen
dc.contributor.authorRihai, Norahen
dc.contributor.authorTeama, Fionaen
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-19T19:38:59Z
dc.date.available2020-10-19T19:38:59Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1179-2973
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/15742
dc.description.abstractThis research about the impacts of economic slowdown caused by COVID-19 on the wellbeing of tourism-dependent communities in the Pacific emerged from concerns shared by Dr Apisalome Movono and Professor Regina Scheyvens – tourism and development researchers in the Institute of Development Studies at Massey University. Both scholars had previously researched how tourism could contribute to sustainable development of communities in the Pacific and they felt compelled to now examine COVID-19’s effects on people who were highly reliant on tourism income. By Easter 2020, most international flights to the region had ceased and tens of thousands of tourism sector jobs were threatened. Anecdotally, the researchers had heard that some people were adapting quite well to life without international tourists by growing their own food and bartering, for example, but they were also aware of others who were really struggling. They thus started to design a research project that would allow them to understand the complex realities of the impacts of the pandemic on those people whose livelihoods were largely based on tourism, and how they were adapting. The focus was on communities in tourism-dependent areas, as other entities in the region were already running separate surveys on businesses impacted by the slowdown.en
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studies, Massey Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDevelopment Studies Working Paper Series; 2020/1
dc.subjectTourismen
dc.subjectCommunity developmenten
dc.subjectPacific Areaen
dc.subjectCOVID-19en
dc.subjectEconomic aspectsen
dc.subjectSocial aspectsen
dc.subjectSamoaen
dc.subjectFijien
dc.subjectVanuatuen
dc.subjectCook Islandsen
dc.subjectSolomon Islandsen
dc.titleDevelopment in a world of disorder : tourism, COVID-19 and the adaptivity of South Pacific peopleen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US


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