Tourism business development and logistics in the Caribbean: Will there be a symbiotic relationship?

Ibrahim Ajagunna (School of Academic Studies, Caribbean Maritime Institute, Kingston, Jamaica)
Fritz Pinnock (Executive Office, Caribbean Maritime Institute, Kingston CSO, Jamaica)
Tom M. Amonde (Caribbean Maritime Institute, Kingston, Jamaica)
Richard Teare (GULL Global Support, Global University for Lifelong Learning, Banbury, UK)

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

Publication date: 13 February 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to profile the WHATT theme issue “Tourism business development and logistics in the Caribbean: Will there be a symbiotic relationship?” by drawing on reflections from the theme editors and theme issue outcomes.

Design/methodology/approach

Structured questions are used to enable the theme editors to reflect on the rationale for the theme issue question, the starting-point, the selection of the writing team and material and the editorial process.

Findings

The paper draws on academic and practitioner perspectives to examine the interrelatedness between tourism development and logistics in the Caribbean and concludes that there is much common ground.

Practical implications

This paper outlines challenges and new approaches to the management of tourism business development and logistics in the Caribbean.

Originality/value

The present paper profiles the main developments that need to occur to maximize benefits for the people and economies of the Caribbean region.

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Citation

Ajagunna, I., Pinnock, F., Amonde, T.M. and Teare, R. (2017), "Tourism business development and logistics in the Caribbean: Will there be a symbiotic relationship?", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 124-128. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-12-2016-0073

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