Behind the Smile The Working Lives of Caribbean Tourism

ISBN-10: 025321615X
ISBN-13: 9780253216151
Edition: 2003
Authors: George Gmelch
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Description: This is an inside look at Caribbean tourism through the words of tourism workers. The text discusses how tourists become agents of cultural change, the meaning of sexual encounters between locals and tourists, and the real economic and ecological  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 9/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This is an inside look at Caribbean tourism through the words of tourism workers. The text discusses how tourists become agents of cultural change, the meaning of sexual encounters between locals and tourists, and the real economic and ecological costs of development through tourism.

Preface
Island Tourism
Work and Encounters in Tourism
The Airport
Redcap
Teller and Money Exchanger
The Hotel
Taxi Driver
Room Attendant
Bartender
Chef
Guest Services Director
Head Housekeeper
Head of Security
Manager
The Beach
Beach Vendor
Jet-Ski Operator
Hotel Water Sports Supervisor
Dive-Shop Owner and Instructor
The Attractions
Owner-Operator, Island Bus Tours
Co-Pilot, Atlantis Submarines
Tour Guide, Harrison's Cave
Captain, Jolly Roger Pirate Cruises
Owner-Operator, Cycling Tours
Government and Tourism
Chief Research Officer, Ministry of Tourism
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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