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This is the second volume of papers presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Islands and Small States, held in Malta in November 1993, and convened by the Islands and Small States Institute of the Foundation for International Studies at the University of Malta. As the title indicates, this volume includes a number of case studies, whereas the companion volume contains studies of a more general nature. As is well known, many small states are also islands, and these face a number of constraints in view of their size. One such constraint is related to limited natural resource endowments, leading these countries to depend heavily on imports. The tourist trade has increased the import requirements of many small states but it has also generated foreign exchange inflows, which have generally enabled these states not only to pay for the import content of tourist goods and services, but, in addition, to afford a standard of living higher than would have been possible in the absence of tourism. The awareness that tourism has a number of undesirable side-effects raises the question of whether or not small states could resort to other forms of production, such as manufacturing, to generate foreign exchange inflows. Unfortunately, the experience of many small island states in manufacturing exports has not been as successful as that in tourism. Due to their small size, such countries have limited possibilities to exploit economies of scale and to utilize modern technology, and due to their insularity, they face additional problems associated with transport. For these reasons, they do not tend to find it easy to develop a comparative advantage in the production of manufactured goods. (Extract from the Preface to this book)

Edited by

Lino Briguglio

Brian Archer

Jafar Jafari

Geoffrey Wall

Published and produced in 1996 by PINTER Publishing.

ISBN: 1-85567-371-1

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Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
1996The walled town of Alcudia as a focus for an alternative tourism in MallorcaBruce, David; Serra Cantallops, Antonio
1996Economic strategies for sustainable tourism in islands : the case of TenerifeMcNutt, Patrick A.; Oreja-Rodriguez, Juan Ramon
1996Tourism development and the need for community action in Mykonos, GreeceStott, Margaret A.
1996Ecotourism in the Caribbean : a sustainable option for Belize and Dominica?Cater, Erlet
1996Alternative development strategies and tourism in Caribbean microstatesWidfeldt, Ake
1996Name index and subject index-
1996Glimpses of Caribbean tourism and the question of sustainability in Barbados and St LuciaWilson, David
1996Tourism and environment in Guadeloupe and MartiniqueBurac, Maurice
1996A strategy for sustainable tourism in Sri LankaSaleem, Naz
1996Islands within Islands : exclusive tourism and sustainable utilization of coastal resources in ZanzibarSulaiman, Muhammad Salim
1996Problems and possibilities of sustainable tourism : the case of the Shetland IslandsButler, Richard
1996IntroductionButler, Richard; Harrison, David; Filho, Walter Leal
1996Presenting the past : cultural tour-guides and the sustaining of European identity in MaltaMitchell, Jon P.
1996A sustainable transport policy for tourism on small islands : a case study of MaltaRobbins, Derek
1996Socio-cultural issues in St Lucia' s tourismDann, Graham M.S.
1996But we live here : perspectives on cultural tourism in MaltaBoissevain, Jeremy
1996PrefaceBriguglio, Lino
1996Contents and contributors-
1996Sustainable tourism in the Maltese IslandsBriguglio, Lino; Briguglio, Marie
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