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To date, limited attention has been paid to the contribution of tourism to the well-being of island residents in general and to whether such well-being varies according to the nature of tourism development in particular. Specifically, island tourism is frequently manifested in resort-based enclave...

Author(s)
Naidoo, P.; Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 2016, 5, 1, pp 16-25
Abstract

Although island tourism in general has long been considered within the tourism literature, attention has been focused primarily on warm-water islands; conversely, limited attention has been paid to cold-water islands as destinations for tourists. This paper assesses the development of tourism in...

Author(s)
Jóhannesson, G. T.; Huijbens, E. H.; Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2010, 12, 2, pp 278-301
Abstract

This chapter analyses and compares the efforts of two islands, Cyprus and Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain), to achieve sustainable resort development. In so doing, it identifies common challenges facing island tourism destinations as well as lessons that emerge from a comparison of the recent ...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Managing coastal tourism reports: a global perspective, 2007, pp 112-133
Abstract

The role of tourism as an agent of development in small island states is virtually universal. Indeed, for many islands, tourism is the principal source of employment and foreign exchange earnings and the dominant economic sector. Nevertheless, many commentators suggest that island tourism is...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Coastal mass tourism: diversification and sustainable development in Southern Europe, 2004, pp 321-340
Abstract

Tourism in small island developing states (SIDS) has long been defined in terms of dependency. However, less attention has been paid to the role of the state in SIDS, particularly the extent to which it supports tourism as an agent of development. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to consider ...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.; Ussi, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2014, 16, 1, pp 87-96
Abstract

This paper analyses why actual tourism development in Cyprus has diverged from 'official' plans and policies. In particular, it argues that, in addition to the inevitable challenges of island tourism development, a variety of economic and political forces, both within and external to the tourism...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Tourism (Zagreb), 2001, 49, 3, pp 241-254
Abstract

This paper questions the notion of island tourism as an identifiable phenomenon that is distinctive from other forms of tourism. It discusses the definition and characteristics of islands, the consumption of "islandness", the concept of "the edge", the resilience or vulnerability of islands, and...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Centre for Tourism Research & Development, Lucknow, India
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2012, 37, 2, pp 167-172
Abstract

This chapter explores tourism's potential to contribute to regional development in a variety of different scales and destinations. It begins by examining the concepts related to regional development. It then looks at the relationship between tourism and regional development by highlighting some of...

Author(s)
Telfer, D. J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Tourism and development: concepts and issues, 2002, pp 112-148
Abstract

The development of tourism in Cyprus is described to demonstrate the relevance of the centre-periphery dependency model in the context of islands. The evidence presented suggests that even where a degree of dependency exists, there are opportunities for the future successful development of...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.
Publisher
Routledge, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2001, 3, 1, pp 64-86

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