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dc.contributor.authorSmiley, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T22:05:21Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T22:05:21Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/6936
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the potential for community- based tourism (CBT) as a development strategy for rural communities in the Solomon Islands. Three rural villages on Gizo Island served as the case study. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to collect and analyse data. The results found that the three villages have engaged in community- based tourism spontaneously. However, the degree of participation by each of the three villages in tourism development varies. At the moment the benefits of tourism are shared by very few individuals and families who operated CBT, though there are some benefits for other members of the community in Paeloghe and Saeraghi. Effective participation is hindered by a lack of funding, access to the tourist market, and knowledge for and about tourism. Empowerment for the community is lacking at both the national and local level. It is suggested that the need for empowerment to enhance community capacity to achieve sustainability and self-determination is paramount. A model to enhance community capacity so that decisions comprise sustainability and just distribution of benefits is proposed from a culturally appropriate perspective.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectcommunity based tourismen
dc.subjecttourism developmenten
dc.subjectrural communitiesen
dc.subjectSolomon Islandsen
dc.subjectdeveloping countriesen
dc.subjectcommunity participationen
dc.subjectempowermenten
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.subjectcultural differencesen
dc.titleAn investigation into community-based tourism (CBT) as a potential development strategy for villages in Solomon Islands; a case study of Gizo Islanden
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Tourism Managementen
lu.thesis.supervisorFisher, David
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Tourism, Sport and Societyen
dc.subject.anzsrc1506 Tourismen
dc.subject.anzsrc160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geographyen


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