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Packaged Vacations: Tourism Development in the Spanish Caribbean

Evan R. Ward


This book provides analytical insight into the evolution of today's principal tourism destinations in the Spanish Caribbean. It examines the political and economic forces that led to the creation of resorts in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, as well as the impact tourism has had on local environments, economies, and cultures. By comparing and contrasting a number of case studies, the book reveals how historical, political, architectural, planning, and environmental factors led to the unique identities of resorts throughout the region. It also demonstrates that the growth ... More

Keywords: tourism, Spanish Caribbean, resorts, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, corporations, economies, cultures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813032290
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032290.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Evan R. Ward, author
University of North Alabama

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