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Travel and Tourism in the Caribbean

Challenges and Opportunities for Small Island Developing States


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Andrew Spencer
    Pages 95-114
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 123-125

About this book


This book explores the distinct nuisances and obstacles that are brought on by the tourism and travel industry within Caribbean small island developing countries (SIDS). The author explores best practices and measures that can be used to overcome or alleviate the hardship faced by the industry by giving voice to the nations that are often overshadowed or restrained by their developed counterparts. This book reflects on and assesses the transformative power that tourism has in Caribbean small island developing states, while unearthing the threats that affect the longevity and economic viability of the industry in general. It is an important and overdue text focusing on this unique group of islands and will inform students and researchers on the struggles and opportunities they face.    


Developing nations island nations tourism management sustainable tourism geophysical landscape ICT Development destination management Caribbean travel

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of the West Indies, BahamasNassauBahamas

About the authors

Andrew Spencer is the Executive Director of the Tourism Product Development Company in Jamaica. He is the author of The Leadership Imperative: Technology Adoption and Strategic Management in Travel Firms in Jamaica and co-author of Between Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings: Female Employees in the Hotel Industry in Jamaica. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Travel and Tourism in the Caribbean
  • Book Subtitle Challenges and Opportunities for Small Island Developing States
  • Authors Andrew Spencer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-69580-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09899-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-69581-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 125
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Tourism Management
    Emerging Markets/Globalization
    Sustainability Management
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