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.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Global Hospitality and Tourism Management|
|Publisher||IGI Global Publishing|
|Number of pages||17|
|ISBN (Print)||1466686065, 9781466686069|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Aug 2015|