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Author, Analytic
Chevannes, Barry
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Tourism and the Capital City: The Sociological Impact
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Hall, Kenneth O.; Holding Rheima
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Tourism : The driver of change in the Jamaican economy
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Ian Randle Publishers
Date of Publication
2006
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103-111
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Abstract
There must be very few tourism-oriented countries whose capital cities are not major contributors to the revenue from the industry. If there are, Kingston is certainly one of them. This paper examines the decline of Kingston as a tourism destination and attributes it to the issues of social exclusion and violence. Paradoxically, the decline of Kingston has taken place simultaneously with its rise as a fulcrum of Jamaica's cultural identity and a mecca for those young people drawn by its offerings of music and spirituality. Owing to the influence of Kingston over the rest of Jamaica, Jamaica's tourism could grow by leaps and bounds, were Kingston to be successful in addressing the twin issues of social exclusion and violence. For that to happen it requires a different type of tourism, a community oriented tourism based on the city's culture, in which the young people clearly have a stake , mixed with the upscale, New Kingston type.....
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