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Small island states have increasingly sought new means of economic diversification. Several Caribbean states have begun to develop medical tourism, partly building on existing tourist-oriented economies. Medical tourism has boomed in this century in several states in Asia and in Central America....

Author(s)
Connell, J.
Publisher
Institute of Island Studies, Charlottetown, Canada
Citation
Island Studies Journal, 2013, 8, 1, pp 115-130
Abstract

This study examines the liaison between business cycles and tourism demand flows to Aruba and Barbados by considering the between- and within-dimensions of business cycle effects. The study demonstrates that business cycles have a causal, dynamic bearing on tourism demand cycles, depending on the...

Author(s)
Croes, R.; Ridderstaat, J.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourism Economics, 2017, 23, 7, pp 1451-1475
Abstract

Tourist destinations are under market pressure to offer a green product, including the Caribbean, one of the world's most tourism-dependent regions. A decade after the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States convened in 1994, sustainable tourism remains a...

Author(s)
Mycoo, M.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2006, 14, 5, pp 489-511
Abstract

The vulnerability of tourism-dependent communities, coastal tourism facilities, and beaches to climate change demands the use of measures that can urgently minimise vulnerability and in the long term achieve sustainable development. This paper makes policy recommendations to address climate change...

Author(s)
Mycoo, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Natural Resources Forum, 2014, 38, 1, pp 47-57
Abstract

This volume looks at the issues, problems and impact created by tourism in 13 island societies around the world, as well as in one mainland territory. It addresses the question of sustainable tourism development because the tourist trade tends to have undesirable impacts on the physical environment ...

Publisher
Pinter, London, UK
Citation
Sustainable tourism in islands and small states: case studies., 1996, pp xiv + 317 pp.
Abstract

While tourism based on the climatic conditions and natural beauty of the landscape has an essential role to play in the economic development and balance of payments position of Barbados, various problems arise. The concentration of tourism on the west and south coasts has increased the disparity...

Author(s)
Bürskens, H.
Citation
Geographische Rundschau, 1990, 42, 1, pp 26-32
Abstract

Small island tourism economies (SITEs) vary in their size, land area, location, narrow resource bases, economic development, overwhelming reliance on tourism and consistent inflow of foreign direct investment for economic growth. Small island tourism economics differ in their ethnic diversity,...

Author(s)
Shareef, R.; McAleer, M.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2005, 7, 6, pp 313-333
Abstract

This chapter distinguishes four main types of sustainable tourism development: economic, environmental, social and cultural, and considers the extent to which they are found on the islands of Barbados and St Lucia. This analysis leads to the conclusion that little significant progress has been made ...

Author(s)
Wilson, D.
Publisher
Pinter, London, UK
Citation
Sustainable tourism in islands and small states: case studies., 1996, pp 75-102
Abstract

The article examines the relationship between tourism policy and planning in four Caribbean countries: Anguilla, Barbados, Dominica and St. Lucia, and describes the resultant patterns of tourism development. It then suggests how policy can be used in the future to secure a more sustainable form of ...

Author(s)
Wilkinson, P. F.
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 1994, 19, 2, pp 5-17
Abstract

The chapter begins by considering the development options available to small islands where mass tourism has become established. Various alternative approaches forwarded by Wilkinson (1989), McElroy and de Albuquerque (1989), and Poon (1988, 1990) are discussed. Much of the discourse on alternative ...

Author(s)
Dann, G.
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Tourism alternatives: potentials and problems in the development of tourism., 1992, pp 158-179

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