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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Tourism and Quality-of-Life Research|
|Subtitle of host publication||Enhancing the Lives of Tourists and Residents of Host Communities|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)