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"Is package tourism a good idea for the west Indies"

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  • Essay length: 1830 words
  • Submitted: 29/01/2005
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AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition

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Geography Enquiry

"Is package tourism a good idea for the west Indies"

Introduction:

The aim of this report is to explain how package tourism can affect LEDC'S like st. Lucia. I am going to find out the environmental effects of tourism and the effects on the local economy. I will also try to explain how tourism can be planned in a more effective way that will benefit both the MEDC and the LEDC and yet does not harm the beautiful habitats of the island.

Location:

The west Indies are islands in the Caribbean sea. St Lucia is an island that lies within the tropics and consists of low-lying sedimentary rocks, which provide the flat, palm-fringed beaches. It is located between North America and South America neat the equator, This means that there is hot weather all year round. Over the last couple of years, St. Lucia has experienced a dramatic growth in tourism because tourism because tourists travel to the island for the hot, sunny weather.

St. Lucia's Economy:

The Caribbean needs more foreign income because it is an LEDC with high level of unemployment and most of the jobs ate poorly

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