Sustainable tourism development on Curacao - the implementation challenge

V. Dinica

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In 1997, a comprehensive policy program for sustainable tourism was adopted by the Netherlands Antilles government. This paper is empirically-oriented and analyses the implementation of two measures of this policy on one of the five islands, Curaçao, for the period 1998-2005. It investigates the implementation initiatives by various stakeholders, and the factors that affected the attitudes of the actors expected to implement the measures. Environmental NGOs have been key drivers for the voluntary implementation initiatives, together with the federal environmental agency. But their success in stimulating environmentally-responsible operations by tourism companies was limited. The paper underpins several lessons for the design and implementation of sustainable tourism initiatives that are especially relevant for developing countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Tourism II
EditorsC.A Brebbia, F.D. Pineda
Place of PublicationSouthampton
PublisherWIT Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84564-252-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-84564-044-6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2nd International Conference on Sustainable Tourism 2006 - Royal Hotel Carlton, Bologna, Italy
Duration: 6 Sep 20068 Sep 2006
Conference number: 2

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
PublisherWIT Press


Conference2nd International Conference on Sustainable Tourism 2006


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