The persistent legacy of colonialism in tourism : the case of small islands

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The persistent legacy of colonialism in tourism : the case of small islands

 

Author: L'espoir Decosta, Jean-Noel Patrick
Title: The persistent legacy of colonialism in tourism : the case of small islands
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2006
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Tourism -- Research
Travel -- Route choice
Department: School of Hotel and Tourism Management
Pages: vii, 102 leaves : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1926758
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/1354
Abstract: A possible explanation for tourist flow patterns could extend well beyond the commonly accepted contemporary influences that have permeated tourism studies to date. In trying to find further answers to the key question, "Which factors influence a tourist to visit one destination versus another?" this study explores the possibility of a close link between the colonial past of certain islands and their modern tourism patterns. History is a social process and indicator of change. It thus becomes the key to understanding the role that colonialism has played in tourist flows and development in small island countries. In that perspective, this study aims to explore tourist relationships between generating and destination markets within the historical context of colonial legacies. Decolonisation has not meant the death of colonial influences. The post-colonial reality of tourism is merely a continuation of these influences.

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