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About this book
About this book
The Caribbean is one of the premier tourist destinations in the world. Changes in the travel patterns, markets and traveller motivations have brought considerable growth and dramatic change to the region's tourism sector. Persistent turbulence in other economic sectors in the region has served to enhance the relative importance of tourism as an economic development strategy. Tourism is therefore increasingly becoming crucial for the economic survival of local economies in most, if not all, island microstates in the region. The book is divided into three parts. The first gives an overview of existing tourism trends in the region. Part Two addresses tourism development issues, including sustainability, ecotourism, heritage tourism, cruise tourism, community participation, management implications for tourism businesses, resorts, regional organizational structures and linkages with agriculture. Part three considers future trends, including an assessment of recent world events and their impacts on tourism in the region, and future trends in terms of airlift, economic sustainability and markets.
Part I - Trends in Caribbean Tourism 1. Trends and circumstances in Caribbean tourism David Timothy Duval 2. Natural hedonism: the invention of Caribbean islands as tropical playgrounds Mimi Sheller 3. Global perspectives of Caribbean tourism Jerome L. McElroy Part II - Tourism Development in the Caribbean 4. Tourism development in the Caribbean: meaning and influences David Timothy Duval and Paul F. Wilkinson 5. Caribbean tourism policy and planning Paul F. Wilkinson 6. Institutional arrangements for tourism in small twin-island states of the Caribbean Leslie-Ann Jordan 7. Tourism and supranationalism in the Caribbean Dallen J. Timothy 8. Historic sites, material culture and tourism in the Caribbean islands William C. Found 9. Global currents: cruise ships in the Caribbean sea Robert E. Wood 10. Manifestations of ecotourism in the Caribbean David B. Weaver 11. Tourism, environmental conservation and management and local agriculture in the Eastern Caribbean: is there an appropriate, sustainable future for them? Dennis Conway 12. Community participation in Caribbean tourism: problems and prospects Simon Milne and Gordon Ewing 13. Tourism businesses in the Caribbean: operating realities K. Michael Haywood and Chandana Jayawardena 14. What makes a resort complex? Reflections on the production of tourism space in a Caribbean resort complex Tim Coles 15. Hucksters and homemakers: gender responses to opportunities in the tourism market in Carriacou, Grenada Beth Mills Part III - Future Prospects 16. Postcolonial markets: new geographic spaces for tourism Janet Henshall Momsen 17. Future prospects for tourism in the Caribbean David Timothy Duval