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Towards an alternative tourism for Jamaica

Ian Boxill (Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Tourism Studies at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



This paper examines some of the trends, issues and challenges associated with tourism development in Jamaica. It argues that for the tourism product to be more competitive, there is a need to rethink the kind of tourism product currently on offer to the world. It is being suggested that Jamaican tourism planners, drawing on the experiences of a number of countries, should concentrate more on the culture and history of Jamaica, making sure they involve different segments of civil society in the development process. Only then will tourism reach its full potential and become a sustainable industry in the country.



Boxill, I. (2004), "Towards an alternative tourism for Jamaica", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 269-272.



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