Crick, Anne P
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Management Studies
Internal marketing of attitudes in Caribbean tourism
International journal of contemporary hospitality management
Date of Publication
Tourism is the mainstay of the Caribbean and the attitude of the people in the region may have a significant impact on the success of the industry. This paper analyses the ways in which tourism authorities of three Caribbean destinations have internally marketed tourism to their host populations in order to encourage the desired attitudinal expressions. A matrix of five possible responses to tourism was develped and each of the three countries was found to occupy different positions in the matrix. An analysis of the internal strategies determined that the countries adopted different approaches based on their particular challenges but none of the approaches produced lasting success. Concludes with recommendations for future research.....