We work throughout the Pacific islands and Asia region and occasionally in Africa. We have a particular interest in the least developed countries where tourism is almost universally the leader in economic growth, foreign exchange, investment and job creation.
Globally, international tourism is the:
- Largest ongoing migration of people in history *
- World’s largest voluntary transfer of resources from rich people to poor people **
Pacific Asia Tourism Pty Ltd is an independent research, consultancy and education/training organisation focused on the capacity of sustainable tourism to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
* Reference: (Convention on Biological Diversity, UNEP).
** Reference: (Mitchell, J. and Ashley, C., Tourism and Poverty Reduction: Pathways to Prosperity, London: Earthscan, 2010).