Decisions in Paradise

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Decisions in Paradise, Part I

MGT 350

Island of Kava

Kava is one of the many strands of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Neighboring destinations such as Fiji, Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu attract many tourists who are in search of island paradise. Kava’s population consist of an ethnic mix of indigenous South Pacific tribes, Asian (Chinese primarily), African, French, Spanish, and increasing number of Americans. Local inhabitants speak various languages including French, English, Spanish, and indigenous dialect. The downside of Kava’s populations is more than 50% of the inhabitants are under the age of 15. Kava’s economic sector gains income from petroleum, coffee, cocoa, spices, bananas, sugar, tourism, fishing, and natural gas as well as inexpensive, quality labor. The potential for increased tourism is well established in accordance with Kava’s location and accessibility. There are many potential issues that may be encountered in the developmental process of Wyndam resort. This resort will filter in many tourists that can enjoy a beautiful resort.

Potential Development Issues

Consideration of potential problems, impediments and investment returns must be considered to analyze Wyndam’s potential presence. Kava location in the South Pacific makes the island susceptible to many natural disasters. Environmental forces such as tidal waves, hurricanes, typhoons and floods can several impact tourism and business profits. Kava is home to several volcanoes as well. Precise location of the Wyndam’s resort will be vital against the threat of volcanic eruptions. An operational contingency plan is necessary to secure Wyndham’s presence in the event of damage from a natural disaster. Keeping disaster plans at hand is very important especially to provide shelter for those who have lost their homes.

Marketing Wyndham’s new resort will be crucial to recruiting potential employees and attracting tourist. Failure to establish Wyndham’s new...