Last Resorts: The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean 2nd Edition, by Polly Pattullo examines the true influence of tourism on the people and panorama of the Caribbean. This text explores the construction of ownership of the industry and reveals that the advantages it brings to the region do not reside up to its claims.
The Caribbean has the fortune and the misfortune to be everybody’s idea of a tropical paradise. Its solar, sand and scenery appeal to tens of millions of holiday makers each year and make it a profitable destination for the world’s fastest growing industry. Tourism is increasingly touted as solely hope of making jobs and wealth-literally, the island’s final resort.
Last Resorts: The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean underlines the significance of tour operators who management the number of flights, resorts, floor operation and day trips, and are thus in a position to influence travelers to Caribbean destinations. It also emphasizes the prominent function of foreign-owned hotels, which might expand or restrict the success of the islands in attracting visitors.
New developments in ecotourism and the burgeoning cruise industry are usually not altering this sample of short-time period exploitation of the region’s resources. The book exhibits how Caribbean societies are corrupted by tourism and its tradition changed into floorshow parody.
This book has been extensively revised and updated. It offers voice to folks contained in the tourism industry, its critics, and tourists themselves, and provides important insights right into a phenomenon that is central to the globalized world of today.
Last Resorts: The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean (Second Edition) [Paperback]
Monthly Review Press; 2 edition