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dc.contributorSchool of Hotel and Tourism Managementen_US
dc.creatorL'espoir Decosta, Jean-Noel Patrick-
dc.identifier.urihttps://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/1354-
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Polytechnic University-
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.titleThe persistent legacy of colonialism in tourism : the case of small islandsen_US
dcterms.abstractA 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.en_US
dcterms.extentvii, 102 leaves : col. ill. ; 30 cmen_US
dcterms.issued2006en_US
dcterms.educationalLevelAll Masteren_US
dcterms.educationalLevelM.Sc.en_US
dcterms.LCSHHong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertationsen_US
dcterms.LCSHTourism -- Researchen_US
dcterms.LCSHTravel -- Route choiceen_US
dcterms.accessRightsrestricted accessen_US

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