Resort Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development: The Italian Experience in Cape Verde

International Academy of African Business & Development 5th Annual Conference, pp. 317-323, April 7-10, 2004

9 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2009

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Godwin Ariguzo

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business

Leopold Lessassy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

D. Steven White

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business

Date Written: April 1, 2004

Abstract

Tourism is a major driver of economic development for many resource-based economies, especially those with unique resources and/or location advantages. A variety of factors impact the successful development of the tourist industry. Consumers are faced with increasingly competitive choices from which to select. Governments wrestle with the conflicts between the gains from tourism and the environmental costs. Excessive tourist activities can lead to resource depletion such as water and place a burden on waste removal. In this paper, the strategies used by the Cape Verdean government to develop the tourist segment of its economy are investigated and factors for success identified.

Keywords: tourism, economic development, island economies

JEL Classification: M20, O1, O2

Suggested Citation

Ariguzo, Godwin and Lessassy, Leopold and White, D. Steven, Resort Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development: The Italian Experience in Cape Verde (April 1, 2004). International Academy of African Business & Development 5th Annual Conference, pp. 317-323, April 7-10, 2004 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1475006

Godwin Ariguzo

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business ( email )

285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
United States

Leopold Lessassy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

D. Steven White (Contact Author)

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business ( email )

Department of Management & Marketing
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
United States
5089998267 (Phone)

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