Inter-agency coordination as a strategy toward sustainable tourism in a small island developing state: the case of Antigua

dc.contributor.advisorReid, Donald G.
dc.contributor.authorCenac, Sean
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:49:12Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:49:12Z
dc.date.copyright2000
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Rural Planning and Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an investigation of the process of tourism development within the small island developing state (SIDS). The study identifies deficiencies in approaches to development management and discovers opportunities for public policy to respond to the challenges of international tourism. The research refers to the concept of sustainable development to improve the benefits of tourism to the SIDS by strengthening the linkage between agents responsible for tourism and the type of development that occurs. Grounded in the results of qualitative inquiry, the thesis argues that an integrated approach to development planning encourages broad participation among developmental agents and improves public policy on tourism. The main finding that showed that an informal collaboration between government agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), and local residents has a positive influence over the pattern and pace of tourism development supports this assertion.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/20250
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectSustainable tourism
dc.subjectSmall Island developing state
dc.subjectAntigue
dc.subjectPublic policy
dc.subjectInter-agency coordination
dc.titleInter-agency coordination as a strategy toward sustainable tourism in a small island developing state: the case of Antigua
dc.typeThesisen_US

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