Exercise 4

Exercise 4 - Anthony Cavallaro GEOG 1700.003 Exercise 4 The...

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Anthony Cavallaro GEOG 1700.003 February 15, 2009 Exercise 4: The Role of the Tourist Industry in Middle American Economies The tourism industry provides great benefit the nations of Middle America. Caribbean America alone attracts upwards of twenty million visitors annually. This region attracts so many visitors each year because "many Caribbean islands offer a diversity of landscapes in a small area. The Caribbean is fairly free of diseases and pests, and European and North American visitors can speak their own language. The common languages that European and North American tourists can speak in the Caribbean are English, French, Dutch, or Spanish.” Visitors from the richest countries in the world travel by air and sea to the poorest countries. The needs of these visitors necessitate jobs at coastal resorts which regenerates revenues for local governments. "Many governments in the Caribbean welcomed tourists with open arms because it was thought that tourism would boost their economy. Caribbean islands now depend on tourism for their
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