Surf tourism, sport development and community building: Exploring the nexus in remote Papua New Guinea

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This research explores the introduction of a commercial sport tourism venture into a remote community in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and addresses the question, how can sport tourism be used to promote community building in a developing country? The venture specifically focuses on surf tourism, and commenced operation in late 2009 with a mandate to facilitate community development. The surf tourism sector is an integral part of the multi-billion dollar global surfing industry (Buckley, 2002), and surf tourists are defined as individuals who travel to destinations for the express purpose of riding surfboards (Dolnicar & Fluker, 2003). Much surf tourism involves comparatively wealthy Western surfers travelling to remote parts of developing nations. Indeed, Ponting, McDonald and Wearing (2005) argue that surf tourism is now an important economic driver for thousands of communities in numerous countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages75-75
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference and Sport Business Forum - Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 23 Nov 201125 Nov 2011
Conference number: 17
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/cssi/news/news-items/smaanz-2011-conference

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Conference Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference and Sport Business Forum
Abbreviated titleSMAANZ 2011
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period23/11/1125/11/11
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O'Brien, D. (2011). Surf tourism, sport development and community building: Exploring the nexus in remote Papua New Guinea. 75-75. Abstract from Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference and Sport Business Forum, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
O'Brien, Daniel. / Surf tourism, sport development and community building: Exploring the nexus in remote Papua New Guinea. Abstract from Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference and Sport Business Forum, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.1 p.
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O'Brien, D 2011, 'Surf tourism, sport development and community building: Exploring the nexus in remote Papua New Guinea' Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference and Sport Business Forum, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 23/11/11 - 25/11/11, pp. 75-75.

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