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Pacific Asia Tourism

Welcome

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).

Member: Global Sustainable Tourism Council  

 

 
Our Services
We offer international sustainable tourism project management, planning, policy, implementation and destination media. We also offer training programs in customer service, cultural eco guide training, biodiversity conservation, destination planning, tourism management and tourism marketing. >>More
Our Prinicples
We aim to contribute to the achievement of the  MDGs, support UNWTO and find innovative ways to encourage international development through sustainable tourism. >> More
Our People
Our expert team of researchers and consultants includes Steve Noakes, Dr Paul Rogers, Suzanne Noakes, Dr Johannes Bauer, Dr Jack Carlsen, Dr Frederic Thomas, Dr Pallavi Mandke and Adrien Chatenay. >> More
Our PALs
Check out our partnerships, alliances and linkages. >> More
UNWTO

UNWTO

We contributed to studies on sustainable tourism as an effective tool for eliminating poverty. We prepared and delivered the UNWTO Themis Foundation 'Tourism Policy & Strategy' seminar in Dar Es Salaam in September 2011 for over 60 delegates from Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Sudan & Zimbabwe.
APEC

APEC

We contributed to public/private partnerships for sustainable tourism in Singapore.
Bhutan

Bhutan

We contributed to an ecotourism strategy for protected areas in Bhutan, and prepared and delivered a workshop on public/private sector partnerships in tourism for the Government of Bhutan.
Cambodia

Cambodia

We contributed to the Asian Development Bank and International Finance Corporation’s Mekong Tourism Development Projects, as well as the World Bank’s Barriers to Growth Study. >> More
China

China

We contributed to China's ecotourism standards and research on the economic impact of ecotourism.
Fiji

Fiji

We contributed to Fiji's Tourism Development Master Plan.
Maldives

Maldives

We contributed to the Maldives' Tourism Master Plan.
Nepal

Nepal

We contributed to an ecotourism strategy for Chitwan National Park in Nepal.
Samoa

Samoa

We led a review of NZAID's investment in the tourism sector.
Thailand

Thailand

We contributed to the Thai Australia Tourism & Hospitality Training Centre on the Andaman Coast.
Vietnam

Vietnam

We contributed to the Asian Development Bank’s Mekong Tourism Development Project. >> More
Indonesia

Indonesia

We led PATA Task Force's rapid appraisal missions in North Sulawesi and East Java/West Sumatra. >> More