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Regional Action Strategy for Green Tourism in

the South Pacific

Climate change has been a concern worldwide and is now one of the most important issues discussed internationally. The impact of carbon emissions on climate change is under debate and the aviation industry is starting to be targeted as a contributor to global warming through carbon emissions. There is a growing trend globally where international travellers are becoming more aware of their "carbon footprint" and have a growing preference for destinations that are "Green".

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south-pacific.travel with the support of PRO€INVEST has developed a 'Regional Action Strategy' which promotes a market led approach to Green Tourism in the South Pacific.

A draft "Regional Action Strategy for Green Tourism" was presented to key tourism industry stakeholders in region at a regional workshop coordinated by south-pacific.travel. The workshop highlighted that issues relating to Green Tourism were central to the future development of the sector in the region; the Pacific has many advantages in relation to Green Tourism products but equally consumer demands, global trends and changing government policies in key source markets had the potential to impact upon future tourism demand and growth in a significant way.  The workshop examined market and global trends and identified potential impacts, particularly in relation to climate change, carbon emissions and tourism in the South Pacific.  The workshop was facilitated by Mr Ross Hopkins and Dr Susanne Becken of TRIP Consultants who have been engaged to develop the Green Tourism Action Strategy

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Draft "Regional Action Strategy" for Green Tourism in the South Pacific

south-pacific.travel invites interested audiences to view the draft "Regional Action Strategy for Green Tourism in the South Pacific " . Please submit your comments and recommendations on the Regional Action Strategy to sgo@south-pacific.travel

Workshop on “Green Tourism Action Strategy”, 26th October 2007 Tonga Tourism Week, Nuk’alofa, Tonga

Click here to view presentation by Ross Hopkins and Susanne Becken of TRIP Consultants on "Towards a South Pacific Action Strategy for Green Tourism".

Other Related Links:

Green Tourism Press Release

Tonga Tourism Week Website

Green Tourism Workshop Programme

The Regional Action Strategy promoting a market-led approach to Green Tourism in the South Pacific was developed "with the technical and financial support from PRO€INVEST

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