Assessment of the economic impact of cruise tourism in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands
Summary of publication
The Australian Government, the International Finance Corporation and Carnival Australia have partnered in an effort to provide baseline data on the cruise sector's impact on the economies of the Pacific. Given the importance of tourism to the economies of many Pacific Islands and the growth of cruise tourism, there is an opportunity to support further strategic, targeted development of the sector to increase its positive impact on local economies.
The focus of this study is on the cruise tourism sector in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. The study contributes to a wide body of evidence on the tourism sector in the Pacific Islands and builds on the strategies and initiative proposed to support growth. To enable comparison of results between parallel studies, this study has taken into account the methodological approach adopted in earlier studies, in particular the 2015 study on the cruise tourism sector in Vanuatu.