Staged in the island’s capital of Apia on 3 October, the Pacific Tourism Insights Conference will focus on development, expertise and sustainability in regional tourism, and engages with those that influence change from all corners of the industry, helping to shape its future in support of the Pacific Regional Tourism Strategy 2015-2019.
With international tourist arrivals to the Asia–Pacific passing 340 billion in 2017, with expected growth of 60% year-on-year to 2019, Professor Becken and her co-panellists will explore issues such as the region’s readiness to receive such growth, what innovations can help preparations, and what challenges await for an area subject to a growing influx of people.
“With visitor numbers to Asia–Pacific countries on the rise – not to mention the ongoing challenge presented by climate change and market forces – it is crucial that the industry works together to formulate effective, imaginative solutions to ensure operators and visitors alike are able to continue enjoying access to unique natural wonders for decades to come.”
Professor Becken is an ideal presenter for a panel such as the one on which she’s appearing. An internationally renowned expert in tourism and global change, she has published widely and has provided advice to government, industry and international organisations.
For more information about the event and its speakers, see the PTIC website.