Advancing the Global Perspective of Tourism by Examining Core and Peripheral Destinations

Advancing the Global Perspective of Tourism by Examining Core and Peripheral Destinations

Frances Cassidy (University of Southern Queensland, Australia) and Margee Hume (Central Queensland University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7504-7.ch016
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Core and peripheral destinations are very significant to island tourism because of core and peripheral islands. Peripheral locations may be disadvantaged as they are isolated from the core or economic centers and from the main population. This chapter reviews literature on the complexity of core and peripheral destinations, their development, planning, marketing and management together with local resident's perceptions of tourists and the tourist's expectations. The South Pacific is defined and it's Colonial past discussed together with tourist motivations. It is becoming increasingly difficult for all stakeholders to agree on programs and tourism practices and that various South Pacific countries have different ways of collecting statistical data resulting in few generic standards to adhere to.
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A number of studies have been undertaken into the development of core and peripheral destinations and tourism in Australia (Schmallegger & Carson 2010) and in islands (Cassidy 2012). In many areas, tourism development in third world countries has come about on an ad hoc basis with little thought given to local society or the expectations of the traveller. Scheyvens and Russell (2012) notes that tourism is not a practice of the indigenous, but of large corporations making as much money as possible in ways which may not be compatible with balanced island development. The large corporations are looking at maximizing profit and this may conflict with traditional island ethics of giving and sharing.

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