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.
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.
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 Riano 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, Patricia Oom do Valle and Joao Albino Silva 9. Slow Tourism at the Caribbean's Geographical Margins Benjamin F. Timms and Dennis Conway