Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Management Studies
Future challenges for tourism in the Caribbean
Social and Economic Studies
Date of Publication
Seeks to look at future challenges for tourism in the Caribbean. The community represents an essential component in the development of the tourism industry and enhances visitor experience. Yet the traditional sun, sea and sand tourism, for which the Caribbean is famous, has never really sought nor incorporated the input of community members in its developmental plans. Given the indication of world trends towards a growing industry in alternative tourism, the various stakeholders ought to take heed as there are increasing calls for greater levels of local inclusion and participation in tourism enterprises. This would require a new paradigm for tourism development in the Caribbean. One option which could be explored is that of community-based approach to tourism development, particularly because tourism is the lifeblood of the Caribbean region.....