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Understanding Tropical Coastal and Island Tourism Development

ISBN 9781138792852
Published September 17, 2014 by Routledge
186 Pages

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Book Description

This book contains a collection of articles that include both case studies and theoretical insights applicable to the tourism development challenges of tropical coastal and island destinations throughout the world. Topics include the shortcomings of (eco)tourism in Madagascar, collaboration theory and successful multi-stakeholder partnerships on Indonesian resort islands, resilience theory and development pressures on a Malaysian island, results and implications of a detailed survey of cruise passengers in Colombia, perceptions of underdevelopment as limiting factors in Costa Rica, conflicts of perception and reality through the literary myths of Pitcairn Island, residents’ attitudes toward tourism in the Cape Verde Islands, and ‘slow tourism’ as a soft growth alternative to mass tourism development in the Lesser Antilles. As a collection, not only do the chapters provide readers a broad overview of the range of issues found in tropical coastal and island tourist destinations but they also offer tourism managers and planners insights into both the positive and negative aspects of alternative tourism development in tropical destinations.

This book was published as a special issue of Tourism Geographies.

Table of Contents

1. New Perspectives on Tropical Coastal and Island Tourism Development  Klaus J. Meyer-Arendt and Alan A. Lew  2. Ecotourism, Poverty and Resources Management in Ranomafana, Madagascar  Bruno Sarrasin  3. Collaboration and Partnership Development for Sustainable Tourism  Sonya Graci  4. Resilience and Non-Linear Change in Island Tourism  Amran Hamzah and Mark P. Hampton  5. Cruise Passengers in a Homeport: A Market Analysis  Juan Gabriel Brida, Manuela Pulina, Eugenia Riaño and Sandra Zapata Aguirre  6. The Power of Place: Tourism Development in Costa Rica  Eric Nost  7. (de)Constructing Place-Myth: Pitcairn Island and the “Bounty" Story  Maria Amoamo  8. Residents’ Attitudes towards Tourism Development in Cape Verde Islands Manuel Alector Ribeiro, Patrícia Oom do Valle and João Albino Silva  9. Slow Tourism at the Caribbean’s Geographical Margins  Benjamin F. Timms and Dennis Conway

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Klaus J. Meyer-Arendt is a professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL). His research interests include coastal tourism, tourism impacts in coastal environments, hurricane impacts, and sustainability of coastal (eco)tourism.

Alan A. Lew is a professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University where he teaches courses in geography, urban planning and tourism. His interests and writings focus on tourism in Asia, particularly China and Southeast Asia, and tourism in the American West.