by Polly Pattullo - £19.95 Latin America Bureau (2005)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781899365647 | ISBN 10: 1899365648
The Caribbean has the fortune - and misfortune - of being everybody's idea of a tropical paradise. Selling its sun, sand and scenery, the region attracts millions of visitors every year. In the face of the long-term decline of the Caribbean's traditional agriculture and exports, tourism has increasingly been put forward as the only hope of creating jobs and wealth - literally the islands' last resort.
Based on extensive interviews, Last Resorts looks at the mega-industry of tourism - the cruise ships, all-inclusives, package holidays, and yacht charters - and the way in which it affects local people throughout the Caribbean. A fully revised and updated edition of the original published in 1996, this new edition includes amplified sections on sex tourism, the cruise industry, the environment and ecotourism.
Last Resorts travels from Belize to Cuba, the Dominican Republic to Dominica, to be the most comprehensive volume available on the impacts of tourism in the region.
(Price & availability last checked: May 2018)