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Sun, Sand, Sea & Sustainability?: A Study on Sustainable Tourism and Mass Tourism Management for the Islands of the Bahamas

Johnsen, Caylie LU (2015) UTVK03 20151
Sociology
Abstract
The aim of this research is to critically investigate and analyze the possible links between the
emerging paradigm of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable tourism, as well
if it can be considered for further improvements of mass tourism planning and management in
the islands of the Bahamas. This study enquires into the Bahamas’ relative history of mass
tourism, the role of mass tourism and alternative tourism in the Bahamas in relation to their
sustainable development aim, as well the management characteristics of the CSR paradigm in
accordance to mass tourism. The research overview is based upon secondary data that
incorporates the role of theoretical underpinnings by exploring the perception of tourism
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The aim of this research is to critically investigate and analyze the possible links between the
emerging paradigm of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable tourism, as well
if it can be considered for further improvements of mass tourism planning and management in
the islands of the Bahamas. This study enquires into the Bahamas’ relative history of mass
tourism, the role of mass tourism and alternative tourism in the Bahamas in relation to their
sustainable development aim, as well the management characteristics of the CSR paradigm in
accordance to mass tourism. The research overview is based upon secondary data that
incorporates the role of theoretical underpinnings by exploring the perception of tourism
business as either an industry or social force, the respective roles of mass tourism and
alternative tourism for sustainable tourism management, as well as the differentiating power
schemes of the public and private sector in small island economies due to tourism’s influence
on the market. Connections are drawn in the analysis based on the use of triangulation as a
tool to interpret the data with the use of the multiple theories presented. The results suggest
that it is necessary for the Bahamas to restructure their current tourism industry to one that is
able produce significant change in the face of sustainable tourism. It is also suggested that a
top-level driver support this effort, and the emerging paradigm of CSR, in relation to
sustainable tourism, may be considered for this position due to the practice’s strength of
incorporating the ethical needs of the local destination along with the economic needs of
tourism business. (Less)
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author
Johnsen, Caylie LU
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UTVK03 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Tourism, Alternative tourism., Mass tourism, Sustainable tourism, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Bahamas
language
English
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5471335
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  abstract     = {The aim of this research is to critically investigate and analyze the possible links between the
emerging paradigm of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable tourism, as well
if it can be considered for further improvements of mass tourism planning and management in
the islands of the Bahamas. This study enquires into the Bahamas’ relative history of mass
tourism, the role of mass tourism and alternative tourism in the Bahamas in relation to their
sustainable development aim, as well the management characteristics of the CSR paradigm in
accordance to mass tourism. The research overview is based upon secondary data that
incorporates the role of theoretical underpinnings by exploring the perception of tourism
business as either an industry or social force, the respective roles of mass tourism and
alternative tourism for sustainable tourism management, as well as the differentiating power
schemes of the public and private sector in small island economies due to tourism’s influence
on the market. Connections are drawn in the analysis based on the use of triangulation as a
tool to interpret the data with the use of the multiple theories presented. The results suggest
that it is necessary for the Bahamas to restructure their current tourism industry to one that is
able produce significant change in the face of sustainable tourism. It is also suggested that a
top-level driver support this effort, and the emerging paradigm of CSR, in relation to
sustainable tourism, may be considered for this position due to the practice’s strength of
incorporating the ethical needs of the local destination along with the economic needs of
tourism business.},
  author       = {Johnsen, Caylie},
  keyword      = {Tourism,Alternative tourism.,Mass tourism,Sustainable tourism,Corporate Social Responsibility,Sustainability,Bahamas},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sun, Sand, Sea & Sustainability?: A Study on Sustainable Tourism and Mass Tourism Management for the Islands of the Bahamas},
  year         = {2015},
}