Title

International tourism and socio-economic development in the Caribbean : are they compatible?

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

International Studies

First Advisor's Name

Barry Levine

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Lisandro Perez

Third Advisor's Name

Richard Huse

Keywords

Tourism, Caribbean Area

Date of Defense

12-4-1986

Abstract

Plagued with poverty, the countries of the Caribbean have grappled for years with numerous development models. As in many Third World countries, tourism has been used as an economic development strategy. Criticisms of the tourism industry have frequently been severe. So much that during the formation of the Caribbean Basin Initiative, the tourism industry was intentionally avoided and other industries favored.

One of the most critical questions asked of tourism is whether or not the economic gains of the industry are worth the detrimental social, political and environmental effects on the host country. It is the objective of this thesis to examine the relationship between international tourism and socio-economic development in the Caribbean, and to determine whether or not the deficiencies of the industry prevent it from being a beneficial development tool.

Identifier

FI14051156

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