Boxill, Ian; Frederick, Osbert
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Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work
Old Road, new road: Community protests and tourism development in Antigua
Boxill, Ian; Taylor, Orville W; Maerk, Johannes
Tourism and change in the Caribbean and Latin America
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Explores the Old Road impasse, which occurred when residents of a rural community in Antigua protested against the expansion of a nearby hotel. As a result, the hotelier abandoned the project, and government had to work to market the island as a peaceful and safe destination for investors. In-depth interviews were conducted with residents of Old Road, including one of the protest leaders, politicians and project managers of the hotel. Concludes that greater citizen involvement is crucial for future tourism developments.....