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This article argues that the narrow and frequently negative conceptualisations of small island states as environmentally vulnerable and economically dependent are problematic for sustainable tourism development and for economic development, generally. Scenarios presented to date are often...

Author(s)
Scheyvens, R.; Momsen, J.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2008, 16, 5, pp 491-510
Abstract

The notion that tourism can contribute significantly to poverty reduction strategies is attracting great interest from multilateral institutions, tourism bodies, donors and other organizations around the globe. Tourism is certainly a major contributor to economic development in many small island...

Author(s)
Scheyvens, R.; Momsen, J. H.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2008, 10, 1, pp 22-41
Abstract

Sustainable tourism development is a major challenge for small island economies. Yet, little research has been conducted on the social implications of tourism development and their role in the sustainable development of such economies. This research discusses the importance of understanding...

Author(s)
Nunkoo, R.; Ramkissoon, H.
Publisher
Routledge Journals, Taylor and Francis, Essex, UK
Citation
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 2010, 2, 1, pp 51-65
Abstract

Small island states, due to their size, remoteness and dependence on foreign capital, are often susceptible to various global disruptions and crises. The effects of such crises can be chaotic, seriously damaging their economies and altering their systems. However, in the context of tourism crisis...

Author(s)
Boukas, N.; Ziakas, V.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2014, 11, 2, pp 191-209
Abstract

In the international climate change negotiations, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have emerged as a credible group through the AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States) and have called for a global temperature rise of 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. Whatever the outcomes of the...

Author(s)
Wong PohPoh
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2011, 2, 1, pp 1-6
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

In many small island states and territories (SIST), with relatively uncompetitive economies, tourism represents a development opportunity. Given its characteristics, the research on island destinations has gained increasing relevance, being assumed that these territories have important features in ...

Author(s)
Silva, F. A. dos S. da; Simões, J. M. H.
Publisher
Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Citation
Revista Turismo & Desenvolvimento , 2014, No.21/22 Vol. 3, pp 339-350
Abstract

Small island states present a significant challenge in terms of sustainable tourism development. On a small island there are limited resources, economic and social activities tend to be concentrated on the coastal zone, and the interconnectivity between economic, environmental, social, cultural...

Author(s)
Twining-Ward, L.; Butler, R.
Publisher
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2002, 10, 5, pp 363-387
Abstract

The majority of small twin-island states in the Caribbean depend on tourism as the mainstay of their economies. These islands are constantly seeking to remain or become competitive in a challenging global environment. This article focuses on the most appropriate approach to marketing twin-island...

Author(s)
Cameron, A. L.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2014, 20, 1, pp 65-71
Abstract

Tourism is the "lifeblood" of the majority of Small Island States (SIS) in the Caribbean; it sustains these island economies. From a socio-cultural standpoint, the negative consequences of tourism development can cause irreparable damage to the culture and natural environment of these islands....

Author(s)
Lewis, A.
Publisher
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 2005, 4, 2, pp 4-15

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