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Small islands have long been viewed as attractive tourist destinations, particularly those in the Caribbean. There has been a certain amount of academic research on island tourism, but mostly of the case-study variety. This paper attempts to provide an overall conceptual model as a background for...

Butler, R. W.
Routledge, London, UK
The development process in small island states., 1993, pp 71-91
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Resilience and tourism in islands: insights from the Caribbean.

This chapter makes the case for the competitive advantage of small island economies as tourism destinations. It argues that the social and economic fabric of small island jurisdictions - which includes a canny disposition towards occupational multiplicity by the local labour force - breeds a form...

Alberts, A.; Baldacchino, G.
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648330)
Book chapter

This chapter investigates small-island Caribbean Tourism Area Life Cycle (TALC) dynamics, focusing on the different pattern of early development followed by destinations that had experienced a plantation type of initial economic development. The first section outlines the theoretical context that...

Weaver, D. B.
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
The tourism area life cycle, Volume 1: applications and modifications, 2005, pp 185-197