Boxill, Ian; Severin, Francis O.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Sociology, Psychology & Social Work (Department of); School of Continuing Studies - Dominica
An exploratory study of tourism development and its impact on the Caribs of Dominica
International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration
Date of Publication
This exploratory paper examines tourism development in Dominica and its impact on the country's indigenous people-the Caribs. It 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. This tourism development has had some impacts on the society and, in particular, on the Caribs. An examination of the social impacts, from the perspective of the Caribs themselves, has led the authors to the conclusion 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. The paper concludes by making recommendations for dealing with potential future negative impacts on the community.....