Faculty of Business & Economic
University of the South Pacific
Apisalome has an undergraduate background in Marine Affairs and Tourism Studies, and gained his MA from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, The University of the South Pacific. His thesis on tourism's social and economic impacts on indigenous Fijian communities has established his passion for examining issues that affect indigenous Fijian communities. He is currently on study leave at Griffith University, where he is a PhD candidate with the Department of International Business and Asian Studies. His PhD research draws on postmodernist techniques and seeks to improve our understanding of resilience, sustainable livelihoods and tourism development amongst indigenous Fijian communities. Apisalome is the co-founder of the Laucala Beach Sustainability Society which works in partnership with USP, National Trust of Fiji and Fiji Museum in the restoration and protection of the Laucala Beach Ring-Ditch Fortification site. Api has authored a number conference papers, book chapters and journal articles.
Indigenous Fijian communities and relationships with tourism development (exploits, responses, impacts, changes), Sustainable tourism development (product design, improvement, feasibility), Environment Impact Assessments, tourism impacts , Social and Ecological systems and resilience amongst indigenous Fijian communities, Sustainable livelihoods, local communities and tourism development, Emerging pedagogies and improvement of teaching and learning, First Year Experience and Transition amongst first years and post graduate studies, Development of indigenous people