Cowell, Noel M.; Crick, Anne P
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Management Studies
Tourism and the plantation model: Dimensions of the worker management relationship in caribbean tourism
Journal of eastern Caribbean studies
Date of Publication
Notes that while tourism is arguably the Caribbean region's most important industry contributing jobs, foreign exchange and investment to tourist destinations, very vocal critics suggest that it is a new form of slavery that demeans tourism workers. Analyses these criticisms and compares them to the findings of surveys and interviews conducted with inhabitants of the region and workers in the industry. Concludes that there is little resentment of the industry and that in fact it is highly regarded by many. Suggests reasons for this difference and proposes areas for future research.....