chapter  12
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The Caribbean

There are many excellent initiatives taking place in the Caribbean that poise the region for further growth and competitiveness of the tourism sector:

• The Caribbean tourism industry is very competitive. The sector has not been weaned on protectionism as has sugar, bananas and import substituting manufacturing. Yet, the industry continues to hold its own in the international marketplace - countries such as the Dominican Republic, with superior price competitiveness, has been able to grow its industry by leaps and bounds.