Title: Tourism: a view from the fray: a Jamaican case study

Authors: Stephen W. Litvin, Kadie-Ann Fyffe

Addresses: Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, School of Business and Economics, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424, USA. ' International Masters in Management Program, Euromed Marseille, Ecole de Management, Domaine de Luminy, BP 921, 13288 Marseille, Cedex 09, France

Abstract: Tourism is an important economic driver for the island nation of Jamaica. Yet, accompanying the benefits derived from tourism are concerns regarding the negative impacts that come with the type of mass tourism that dominates the Jamaican tourism industry. This paper, in the form of an essay by a Jamaican |Observer| accompanied by comments by an American tourism academic, explores some of the issues being faced by Jamaican tourism.

Keywords: Jamaica; mass tourism; tourism impacts; cultural authenticity; environmental impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2008.016624

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.160 - 172

Published online: 11 Jan 2008 *

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