Conflicts between seasonal property owners and year-round rural residents are highlighting the fault-lines between the "right to be rural" and "disaster gentrification."
The COVID-19 crisis is an epic disaster for the global travel industry. But we shouldn't try to return to business as usual.
Tourism is vital to NZ and small economies in the Pacific. But as the Samoa Tourism Authority's CEO says, "we can always get money back, but once there’s a loss of life you’ll never have that back".
The economic impacts of the new coronavirus on the travel and tourism industry will be felt in every corner of the world and almost every sector of the economy.
The interests of future holiday-makers are far from important in times of crisis, but tourism is economically key to these countries.
Good intentions, money and the desire to help are essential ingredients for the orphanage tourism industry. But tourists end up becoming agents in the exploitation of children.
As Australia's fastest growing economic sector, tourism is long overdue for a level of government investment which matches its contribution to economic growth and employment.