The Importance Of Sustainable Tourism In The Caribbean

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Again, tourism is the most important industry in the Caribbean region, especially in that case, when it brings the most impact to the economy, it creates a big money flow, gives a opportunity for locals to be employed, also it is the major intermediary in international trade; at the same time develops infrastructure. Likewise, tourism is a broad and developing sector in the Caribbean, it is noteworthy to involve this case in the sustainable tourism, in order to find out the possible way to improve current conditions of the poor regions and surviving environmental zones of the Caribbean. As it was previously specified, the Caribbean region is one of the poorest areas because of the geographical location, weather events and some social…show more content…
It can be caused due to tourism arrivals, which produce high quantities of solid and liquid waste, high demand of energy and freshwater resources, and are especially damaging to the coral reefs (caused both by the cruise boats and the sport activities of the tourists such as snorkeling, diving, etc.). So, sustainable tourism exists exactly for an attempt to avoid above stated influences. To remind what sustainable tourism is, the World Tourism Organization identifies it as: “tourism which leads to management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs can be fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and life support systems.” It is high time to talk about the main components of sustainable tourism that create a bond between environment, social and economic aspects. Equally, we are going to discuss the triple bottom line considering the Caribbean region. So, tourism can be a main generator as of positive, also of negative impact for the three factors. All the same, the economic impact is about the income that the Caribbean region is getting from the tourism sector. Every year the small islands are visited by more and…show more content…
The consequences are as follows: the tourist can be infected with HIV or AIDs and the distributer of it will continue spreading such diseases. Some studies prove that tourism industry has been a really significant sector for women. 46% of the workforce are women and they tend to get the less prestigious jobs and to be a casual labor. There is a new approach of tourism that is called pro-poor tourism. The main goal of such kind of tourism is to help the poor communities in eradicating labor intensive, inclusive unskilled workers. In case of the social factor, tourism forms bad conditions for the simple locals. They don’t get their right for using the land and attending some places, they suffer and live in really poor for them circumstances. The last impact in the triple bottom line is environmental factor. Maybe, this is the main factor for tourist in choosing the destination. After all, the Caribbean region is a sunny place where you can sunbath on the beach and enjoy the view. However, nobody never thinks how it can be harmful for the nature and in what way we destroy it. So, let us have a deep look at the examples that clarify what threat we can cause for the
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