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Making
Tourism
Sustainable
Private Sector –
MSME Perspective
Stuart Gow
Resort Support
Tourism – The Prime Sustainable Industry
• At last we are addressing this FIRST!
• No longer a primary focus on growth and...
Sustainability
Sustainability within the Fiji Hospitality Industry
Sustainability 3 Legged Stool
If all three legs are not equal,
the stool will not stand = not
sustainable
• Environmental
...
Need all 3 Elements to Work
• Sustainability = Seriously Long Term
• Not just Green-Washing
• Not just ECO
• Not just feel...
Environmental
• Fiji's long term vision as a
tourism destination is not
achievable without urgent
action to better manage ...
MSME Role in Support of Environment
• Marine reserves (many!)
• Mangroves for Fiji
• 3 R’s of waste management
• Education...
Economic
• Long term profitable
businesses
• No good being in business
unless there is profit!
• Must spread economic
bene...
Enabling Business Economic Development
• MSMEs can play a critical role in this
• if the enabling environment lets them!
•...
Social
• Fiji's long term vision as a
tourism destination is not
achievable without urgent
action to better manage our
soc...
MSME Role in Support of Social
• Most MSME’s are locally
owned by owners/ operators!
• Direct economic benefit to
Fiji’s p...
All Stakeholders
Country and Region Wide
Need all 3 Players to Work
• Business – PRIVATE
• Large
• Medium
• Small
• Micro
• Individual
• Government – PUBLIC
• Loca...
Making
Tourism
Sustainable
Private Sector –
MSME Perspective
Stuart Gow
Resort Support
Stuart@ResortSupportFIji.com
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Making Tourism Sustainable for the Micro-Small-Medium Enterprise (MSME) in Fiji

With the theme ‘Progressive Tourism through Sustainable Partnerships’, the FTT provided a platform for Government and key tourism industry stakeholders to discuss pertinent matters to
help develop the Fijian tourism industry sustainably. The FTT discussed projects, plans and recommendation that will grow the tourism sector further.

Session 3: Making Tourism: Sustainable. This session focused on renewable energy, forest and marine protection and sustainable tourism. Expected outcomes from this session were to garner greater support for addressing challenges to the sustainable development of the tourism sector.

Presented at the 2017 Fijian Tourism Talanoa, Sheraton Resort, Fiji
18th November 2017
Hosted by: Fiji Ministry Of Industry, Trade And Tourism

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Making Tourism Sustainable for the Micro-Small-Medium Enterprise (MSME) in Fiji

  1. 1. Making Tourism Sustainable Private Sector – MSME Perspective Stuart Gow Resort Support
  2. 2. Tourism – The Prime Sustainable Industry • At last we are addressing this FIRST! • No longer a primary focus on growth and investment, with Sustainability being an after thought • Thank you Govt and MITT for recognising this as crucial to long term sustainable growth of Fiji’s primary industry
  3. 3. Sustainability Sustainability within the Fiji Hospitality Industry
  4. 4. Sustainability 3 Legged Stool If all three legs are not equal, the stool will not stand = not sustainable • Environmental • Social • Economic
  5. 5. Need all 3 Elements to Work • Sustainability = Seriously Long Term • Not just Green-Washing • Not just ECO • Not just feel good CSR • Not tree-hugging Sustainable Environment EconomicSocial
  6. 6. Environmental • Fiji's long term vision as a tourism destination is not achievable without urgent action to better manage our natural resources • Our pristine environment is a PRIME reason for choosing Fiji
  7. 7. MSME Role in Support of Environment • Marine reserves (many!) • Mangroves for Fiji • 3 R’s of waste management • Educational centres & information • Clean Fiji = Healthy Fiji
  8. 8. Economic • Long term profitable businesses • No good being in business unless there is profit! • Must spread economic benefit through all levels of society
  9. 9. Enabling Business Economic Development • MSMEs can play a critical role in this • if the enabling environment lets them! • Big problem currently • so tied up in paperwork, realising these bigger goals tough. • Streamlining business regulations • provide opportunities for many more SMEs keen to help achieve these goals. • support resource owners manage their own small businesses • Monthly 13 different taxes and fees to file ! • little time for much else like business growth • Need to make things easier for SMEs. • Need an enabling environment that is enabling not prohibitive!
  10. 10. Social • Fiji's long term vision as a tourism destination is not achievable without urgent action to better manage our social and cultural resources • Our diverse cultural environment is a PRIME reason for choosing Fiji
  11. 11. MSME Role in Support of Social • Most MSME’s are locally owned by owners/ operators! • Direct economic benefit to Fiji’s population • Integrated authentic culture and experiences • Grassroots level business development
  12. 12. All Stakeholders Country and Region Wide
  13. 13. Need all 3 Players to Work • Business – PRIVATE • Large • Medium • Small • Micro • Individual • Government – PUBLIC • Local Authority • Ministries • Cabinet • NGO’s - supporters Sustainable Tourism Business Business PRIVATE NGO Government PUBLIC
  14. 14. Making Tourism Sustainable Private Sector – MSME Perspective Stuart Gow Resort Support Stuart@ResortSupportFIji.com

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  • ShahdanBukhari

    Aug. 21, 2018

With the theme ‘Progressive Tourism through Sustainable Partnerships’, the FTT provided a platform for Government and key tourism industry stakeholders to discuss pertinent matters to help develop the Fijian tourism industry sustainably. The FTT discussed projects, plans and recommendation that will grow the tourism sector further. Session 3: Making Tourism: Sustainable. This session focused on renewable energy, forest and marine protection and sustainable tourism. Expected outcomes from this session were to garner greater support for addressing challenges to the sustainable development of the tourism sector. Presented at the 2017 Fijian Tourism Talanoa, Sheraton Resort, Fiji 18th November 2017 Hosted by: Fiji Ministry Of Industry, Trade And Tourism

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