This report focusses on the vanilla sector in the Cook Islands, Niue and Samoa. The research highlights how the vanilla sector is being developed in these Pacific Island countries and the linkages that are being established to regional and/or international markets.
A key finding of this research is that while intangible cultural heritage such as dances, performances and craft production is already a mainstay of Samoan tourism, tangible cultural heritage sites beyond the museums and the Samoan Cultural Village in Apia are largely missing.
Tourism has been identified as an important economic industry for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), including Papua New Guinea (PNG). One of the important niche markets for tourism is cultural heritage, which involves “travellers seeing or experiencing built heritage, living culture or contemporary arts” (Timothy...
This report puts forward a small number of renewable energy initiatives that have the potential to improve sustainable development and resilience in both countries and strengthen the robustness of their electricity sectors.