Tourism represents a significant econoomic activity in the Pacific. It is one of the largest export sectors in the majority of the nations of the Pacific and provides great opportunties for economic growth, employment, and sustainable development. Tourism is vulnerable to a range of risks including natural hazards, economic downturns, health epidemics, market fluctuations etc. Due to its highly climate sensitive nature, Pacific tourism is identifies as a hotspot for major impacts of cliamte change that will affect tourism destinations across the region and exacerbate natural hazards, markets, and other associated risks.
The community Tourism and Climate Change component of SPC-GIZ CCCPIR project aims to strengthen the capacity of selected Pacific Island countries to cope with climate change impacts and associated risks on the community tourism sector. The main activities being undertaken include:
-National consultation workshop for integrated stakeholder engagement accross the tourism, climate change, and natural disaster management areas;
- Mapping community tourism initiatives;
- Risk analysis and vulnerability assessment of selected community tourism initiatives;
- implementations of adaptation interventions in the seleced community tourism initiatives;
- Production of an adaptation manual for community tourism in the Pacific;
- National best practive workshop