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fc46_lecture 18 (11-19-07) - Jodi Krakower FC 46 Caribbean...

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Jodi Krakower FC 46 – Caribbean Societies Lecture 18 11-19-07 Paradise Found: The Costs and Benefits of Tourism in the Caribbean Biases of Social Science and other writings on tourism - Ambivalence – contempt for tourist industry and tourists o Often referred to as the Four S’s Sun, sex, sea, and sand o But also seen as economic godsend - Neglect of local views and responses - Failure to distinguish the effects of tourism from those of concurrent changes - The noble savage syndrome - Problems of Definition - Passport type definitions - Different motives & consequences - Domestic and international - Contextual factors The worldwide significance of tourism - Tourism is now the world’s largest industry - In 2000 over 698 million people traveled to a foreign country - Caribbean tourism large and growing o Rates of growth vary within region Cuba is fastest growing - Caribbean has the highest dependence on tourism of any region in the world o Over 15 million tourists annually
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course FOR-CULT 46 taught by Professor Patterson during the Fall '07 term at Harvard.

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