|Author:||L'espoir Decosta, Jean-Noel Patrick|
|Title:||The persistent legacy of colonialism in tourism : the case of small islands|
|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|
|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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