Resilience of ecotourism communities in the South Pacific 1

Organizer

Smart Community Tourism
Email
info@scotwebinars.org
Website
http://www.scotwebinars.org

Date

Feb 12 2020
Expired!

Time

Fiji Time
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Languages

English
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Speakers




Duarte B. Morais
Moderator

Kelly Bricker
Moderator

Marita Manley
Panelist

Patricia Bibi​​
Panelist

Ilisapeci Matalolu
Panelist

Apisalome Movono
Panelist

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 11 2020
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Volume 13

Resilience of ecotourism communities in the South Pacific
Some small communities in the South Pacific have embraced ecotourism to develop livelihoods that leverage the fragile environmental resources that surround them, and the charismatic culture that defines them. The competitive and vertically integrated nature of international tourism has made it very difficult for small ecotourism communities to be successful; and the current pandemic has brought tremendous strain on local health and livelihoods as well as barriers for direct engagement with tourists. Consequently, the purpose of this webinar is to bring light into how the pandemic is affecting small ecotourism communities in the South pacific, and to explore possible strategies for their recovery.
This webinar will begin with brief presentations from two communities to help participants better grasp the impacts of the pandemic in their lives and their ecotourism livelihoods. Government and industry leaders, and academics will react to the community presentations to suggest engaged research ideas and policy and business strategies that can assist such communities in a path towards recovery.
Program
Welcome remarks
Duarte B. Morais
Moderator
Kelly Bricker
Microentrepreneurial/community perspectives
Patricia Bibi & Marita Manley
Academic/industry perspectives
Ilisapeci Matatolu & Apisalome Movono
Cultural break
screening of [River of Eden]
Discussion
Panelists and participants

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