Abstract: In the globalised environment of the 21st Century, event production in New Zealand takes place through a variety of inter-acting relationships and producer identities that link local as well as international artists and audiences and that may lead to the creation of event production networks. Some networks may last no longer than a single event; others may persist across multiple events and years, involving a wide range of cultural actors and productions. The manner in which cultures construct, use, rearrange and maintain production networks offers insight into how cultures market and represent themselves.
Abstract: In 2004, the International Ecotourism Society reported that over 1.2 million passengers travelled to polar regions by cruise ship raising concerns about the carrying capacity of these destinations. Policy makers point out that in general the planning and development of cruise tourism is just beginning to be recognized arguing that there is a need for more integrated coastal management strategies that foster a process through which decisions are made for sustainable use, development and protection of areas and resources. In Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s most easterly Province, a 19% growth rate in cruise passengers from 2004 to 2009 resulted in an overall direct and indirect economic impact that surpassed CAD$10.7 million.
The contribution of a nationwide mega event to increased collaborative and knowledge transfer capacity in a regional destination marketing network
The study will explore collaboration and knowledge transfer capacity in destination marketing. Specifically, the research will use a mega‐event, the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC 2011), to analyse the collaboration and knowledge transfer process between Tourism Auckland (a regional tourism organisation) and other organisations and public authorities in their efforts to leverage this event.
Abstract: Creating opportunities for the sustainable development of tourism in the Pacific Islands must be stripped back to the basics. While assistance with marketing and promoting an image is important, developing crucial necessities such as waste management is the key to maintaining an attractive image for the destination in the short term and protecting natural resources in the long term. If the animals that tourists travel to see are choking to death on plastic bags, then how long can tourism last?
Me’a Kai - The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific - Farmer-to-Table "How a cookbook can empower rural economies"
Abstract: Robert Oliver is writing a cookbook to showcase Pacific Island cuisine, not only for food and book lovers, but primarily to elevate the attitude and relationship between Pacific Islanders themselves and their culinary culture. Tourism is the largest economic machine in the South Pacific Islands, yet most of the hotel food product is imported. At the same time, there is abundance of land and farming skills and farmers. Robert’s presentation discusses how to join the two sectors: the benefits, the barriers, and a exploration of solutions.