Improving ecotourism knowledge with digital video and photography in Vanuatu‘s remote communities

dc.contributor.advisorRielly, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorCalderon, Erica Therese
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-08T18:47:28Z
dc.date.available2011-04-08T18:47:28Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.description.abstractTourism in the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu has become a vital contributor to the national economy. Yet, the level of tourism growth in rural communities on the outer islands is considerably less than the urban capital city. The general Ni-Vanuatu population lacks the experience, knowledge and resources essential to operate effectively ecotourism businesses in their communities. This has resulted in their exclusion from actively participating in the national tourism market as entrepreneurs at the local level and in development and therefore as beneficiaries of the positive outcomes from a growing industry. This research explores how video and photograph technology can overcome remoteness, infrastructure and socio-economical disadvantages that limit rural residents‘ access to communication in the southern province of Vanuatu. It also examines how the technology can be utilized as a tool to improve the local population‘s knowledge of ecotourism and their capacity to participate in local ecotourism enterprise for improved quality of life. (Author abstract)en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitationCalderon, E. T. (2010). Improving ecotourism knowledge with digital video and photography in Vanuatu's remote communities. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.eduen_US
dc.digSpecsPDF/A-1ben_US
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10474/1802
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSouthern New Hampshire Universityen_US
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dc.rightsAuthor retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibiteden_US
dc.rightsHolderCalderon, Erica Therese
dc.subject.lcshSouthern New Hampshire University -- Theses (Community Economic Development)en_US
dc.subject.othercultural tourismen_US
dc.subject.otherentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.othersmall business developmenten_US
dc.subject.otherRepublic of Vanuatuen_US
dc.titleImproving ecotourism knowledge with digital video and photography in Vanuatu‘s remote communitiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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