Tourism in the Caribbean: Trends, Development, Prospects

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David Timothy Duval
Taylor & Francis, Jun 1, 2002 - Science - 320 pages
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The Caribbean is one of the premier tourist destinations in the world. Changes in travel patterns, markets and traveller motivations have brought about considerable growth and dramatic change to the region's tourism sector. This book brings together a high calibre team of international researchers to provide an up-to-date assessment of the scope of tourism and the nature of tourism development in the Caribbean. Divided into three parts, the book:

  • gives an overview of existing tourism trends in the region
  • addresses tourism development issues, including sustainability, ecotourism, heritage tourism, community participation, management implications, and linkages with agriculture
  • 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.

A valuable resource for students of tourism and Caribbean studies, as well as governments, and national and regional tourism offices, this topical volume brings together excellent contributions to assess and analyze the state of the Caribbean tourism; past, present and future.

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Tim Coles, Ph.D., is Lecturer in Human Geography and University Business Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Dennis Conway is Professor of Geography and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington David Timothy Duval is a Lecturer in the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago Gordon Ewing is currently Chair of the Department of Geography at McGill University William C. Found (University Professor, York University) is jointly appointed between the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the Department of Geography K. Michael Haywood is Professor Emeritus, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Guelph Chandana (Chandi) Jayawardena, Ph.D., is the Academic Director - M.Sc. in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management and Research Fellow of the University of the West Indies Leslie-Ann Jordan is on a New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Tourism at the University of Otago Jerome L. McElroy: St Mary's College where he is currently Professor of Economics Beth Mills (Ph.D., University of California, Davis) has travelled and worked in Grenada and the Grenadines since 1975 Simon Milne is Professor of Tourism in the Business Faculty, Auckland University of Technology Janet Henshall Momsen is Professor of Geography in the Department of Human and Community Development at the University of California, Davis Mimi Sheller is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University Dallen J. Timothy is Associate Professor at Arizona State University and Visiting Professor of Heritage Tourism at Sunderland University, United Kingdom David B. Weaver, Ph.D., is Professor of Tourism and Events Management in the Department of Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources at George Mason University Paul F. Wilkinson is a Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the Graduate Program in Geography at York University Robert E. Wood is Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University, Camden Campus

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