chapter  17
Future prospects for tourism in the Caribbean
ByDavid Timothy Duval
Pages 13

In accepting the systemic nature of tourism (Mill and Morrison 1998), an important consideration arising from the preceding chapters is that any assessment of tourism in the Caribbean requires consideration of existing global, regional and local conditions of social, political and economic realities. Without question, the nature of tourism in the Caribbean is complex and intricate in its arrangements, policies and strategies. Quite often, the solutions are therefore just as complex as the problems. In fact, Parker (2000) speaks of ‘multi-dimensional and interdependent problem domains’ with respect to destination growth, and the management of tourism in island environments has received considerable attention in the literature (e.g. Henderson 2000; Ryan 2001; Wilkinson 1987).