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This review focuses on the constraints to sustainable development in small islands, including: external and internal socioeconomic constraints; environmental constraints; and those constraints peculiar to insular tourism. A general framework for addressing them are presented.

McElroy, J. L.; Albuquerque, K. de
Praeger Publishers, Westport, USA
Island tourism and sustainable development: Caribbean, Pacific and Mediterranean experiences, 2002, pp 15-31

The focus is on developing sustainable tourism in small Caribbean islands, defined here as those that have populations of fewer than 500 000. Such islands share a very fragile ecology and a high dependence on tourism. They differ in their degree of tourist penetration and visitor density and the...

Albuquerque, K. de; McElroy, J. L.
Environmental Management, 1992, 16, 5, pp 619-632