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Private and Public Sector Collaboration in Guam’s Tourism Industry

Private and Public Sector Collaboration in Guam’s Tourism Industry

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The topic of tourism development has been explored by a number of scholars and increasingly, over the past decade, more literature has become available on tourism development on small islands . For many of the small island territories or nations, they share a number of major issues in the area of tourism. These include vast distances from source markets, foreign investment and the resulting leakage of revenue, over-dependence on tourism (mono-structured economy), dependence on imports, and an overburdened infrastructure, just to name a few (Gössling 2003; Harrison, 2004; McElroy, 2006). Most island destinations rely on stakeholders from not only a single sector, but from both private and public sectors to tackle these issues (Buhalis, 1999).

As a tourism-dependent economy, Guam receives at least sixty percent of its governmental revenues from tourism. Japanese visitors had made up over 80 percent of Guam’s visitor arrivals in earlier years, but numbers started to drop in recent years due to a number of r
The topic of tourism development has been explored by a number of scholars and increasingly, over the past decade, more literature has become available on tourism development on small islands . For many of the small island territories or nations, they share a number of major issues in the area of tourism. These include vast distances from source markets, foreign investment and the resulting leakage of revenue, over-dependence on tourism (mono-structured economy), dependence on imports, and an overburdened infrastructure, just to name a few (Gössling 2003; Harrison, 2004; McElroy, 2006). Most island destinations rely on stakeholders from not only a single sector, but from both private and public sectors to tackle these issues (Buhalis, 1999).

As a tourism-dependent economy, Guam receives at least sixty percent of its governmental revenues from tourism. Japanese visitors had made up over 80 percent of Guam’s visitor arrivals in earlier years, but numbers started to drop in recent years due to a number of r

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Publish date: Jan 6, 2008
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05/09/2014

 
 
Private and Public Sector Collaborationin Guam’s Tourism Industry:
 Is Guam Prepared for the Future?Fred R. Schumann
DISSERTATION.COM
Boca Raton
 
 
 
Private and Public Sector Collaboration in Guam’s Tourism Industry: Is Guam Prepared for the Future?
Copyright © 2006 Fred R. SchumannAll rights reserved.Dissertation.comBoca Raton, FloridaUSA • 2008ISBN-10: 1-58112-
 
396-5ISBN-13: 978-1-58112-396-8

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