Boxill, Ian; Francis, Severin
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of sociology, psychology and social work
An exploratory study of tourism and development and its impact on the caribs of Dominica
International journal of hospitality and tourism administration
Date of Publication
Examines tourism development in Dominica and some of the social impacts on the country's indigenous people-the Caribs. Argues that Dominica has taken advantage of its relatively undeveloped state-characterized by a small population and a rugged landscape of mountain and rain forests, as well as its valuable and rare Carib culture and developed a unique brand of Caribbean ecotourism. Concludes that the social impacts of tourism in the Carib Territory are minimal. Where there are impacts, they appear to be largely positive, at least for the moment. Makes recommendations for dealing with potential future negative impacts on the community.....