Relationship between carrying capacity of small Island tourism destinations and quality-of-life

Deborah L. Kerstetter, Kelly S. Bricker

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This chapter is divided into four sections. In the first section, the carrying capacity literature is reviewed. In the second section, quality-of-life research in general and as it pertains to residents of island destinations, especially those that are dependent on tourism, is discussed. Then, in the third section, the fragility of quality-of-life for island residents is introduced through an example drawn from the Republic of Fiji. In the fourth section, the authors summarize their thoughts and recognize the importance of utilizing a sustainable tourism lens when addressing the carrying capacity of small island destinations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Tourism and Quality-of-Life Research
Subtitle of host publicationEnhancing the Lives of Tourists and Residents of Host Communities
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789400722880
ISBN (Print)9789400722873
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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