Environmental Quality and Long Run Tourism Development a Cyclical Perspective for Small Island Tourist Economies

30 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2005

Date Written: November 2005

Abstract

As tourism is becoming one of the most important sectors of the world economy, the number of small islands trying to develop a competitive tourist activity is increasing and this strategy appears as growth enhancing. In most cases, it is built on the environmental quality of the destination but also on lodging infrastructures and related services that tourists deserve in order to enjoy a good experience. This paper explores the inter-temporal trade-off between tourist investments and environmental quality preservation needed to ensure population revenues in the long run. It highlights possible cyclical evolution of environmental quality, tourist infrastructures, investments and tourist frequentation.

Keywords: Tourism, Environment, Lifecycle, Islands

JEL Classification: O1, L83, Q26

Suggested Citation

Maupertuis, Marie-Antoinette and Giannoni, Sauveur, Environmental Quality and Long Run Tourism Development a Cyclical Perspective for Small Island Tourist Economies (November 2005). FEEM Working Paper No. 145.05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=856044 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.856044

Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis (Contact Author)

University of Corsica ( email )

Corsica
France

Sauveur Giannoni

University of Corsica ( email )

Corsica
France

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