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Sustainable Tourism Development Framework
by Ministry of Industry Trade and Tourism, Fiji (Government)
The objective of this voluntary commitment is to ensure that tourism development in Fiji is pursued within a sustainable framework to mitigate the possibility of negative impacts on Fijian ecology, society and culture. The Fijian Government established the Green Growth Framework in 2015 to serve as a sustainable development guide for all sectors of the Fijian economy. The development of the sustainable Tourism Development Framework will support green growth in Fiji and act as a practical sustainable tourism management tool.

Given that the Fijian tourism industry is largely coastal and marine based, a significant part of the Framework will focus on the management and sustainable development of coastal and marine tourism products.

Additionally, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism recognises the existing gap in the area of marine protection. While there has been substantive work in protecting Fijian marine resources, there is a need to formalise Governments commitment through policy and/or legislation. To address this, the Sustainable Tourism Development Framework will make reference to the mission and objectives of the Fijian Ocean Policy Framework as part of its development guidelines.
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Sustainable Tourism Management Tool
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
1. Develop and implement a Sustainable Tourism Development Framework.
Other, please specify
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 - 2021
Government: Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Fisheries, Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry Rural and Maritime Development, Natural Disaster Management Office, Ministry of Education Private Sector: Tourism Industry Operators and the Business Community NGOs: United Nations World Tourism Organization & Development Partners Academic Institutions: University of the South Pacific, Fiji National University
Ocean Basins
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
1) Resource Owners 2) Tourism Industry Operators 3) Visitors to Fiji 4) General Public
Contact information
Nanise Odrovakavula, Ms, nodrovakavula@govnet.gov.fj,
Suva, Fiji
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