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Abstract

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.

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

This chapter first presents a brief review of the fundamental characteristics of small-island destinations and then discusses a proposed framework for small-island tourism development. This framework consists of 3 components: a flexible monitoring system; strategic positioning; and sustainability....

Author(s)
Kim KyungHwan; Uysal, M.
Publisher
Praeger Publishers, Westport, USA
Citation
Island tourism and sustainable development: Caribbean, Pacific and Mediterranean experiences, 2002, pp 273-292
Abstract

This chapter considers the effects of (cultural) tourism on island cultures. Sections of the paper discuss: the rationale for cultural tourism in islands; the host-visitor encounter; culture as a system of values; and the commoditization of culture. Several points emerge from the discussion. First, ...

Author(s)
Ayres, R.
Publisher
Praeger Publishers, Westport, USA
Citation
Island tourism and sustainable development: Caribbean, Pacific and Mediterranean experiences, 2002, pp 145-160
Abstract

This chapter reviews the record of the impacts of mass tourism, and especially of high-density, 'uncontrolled' mass tourism, on island landscapes and habitat resources, drawing on evidence and comparisons from the Caribbean and the Pacific. To establish the contemporary context, a set of basic ...

Author(s)
Conway, D.
Publisher
Praeger Publishers, Westport, USA
Citation
Island tourism and sustainable development: Caribbean, Pacific and Mediterranean experiences, 2002, pp 113-129