The Changing World of Coastal, Island and Tropical Tourism

International Conference

Martinique, French West Indies

27 - 29 January 2011

Markt Le Marin

St Lucia Cruise Ship


St Lucia Market


Conference Topics

  • Environmental risks and natural distastes
  • Social and economic risks and dependencies
  • Ocean climate change
  • Host-Guest relations
  • Globalisation and island tourism
  • Resort development
  • Cruise tourism
  • Authenticity and heritage management
  • Colonialism, sovereignty and governance
  • Indigenous populations and tourism
  • Sustainable tourism in sensitive environments
  • Coastal zone management
  • Coastal and island ecosystem change
  • Regional tourism and economic relationships
  • Island a tropical images: marketing and realities
  • New technology applications in coastal, island and tropical tourism
  • Emerging coastal, island and tropical destinations
  • Human resource management issues in tourism

Conference Events

  1. The conference includes a one-day excursion to the Southeast part of Martinique to see coastal island development, from traditional villages to all-inclusive resorts and efforts at sustainable tourism and environmental conservation.

  2. Several post-conference excursions are available. See the Conference Program page for more information.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Mark Hampton

FRGS, FHEA, Senior Lecture and Director of Studies Tourism Management, Kent Business School, and Centre for Tourism in Islands and Coastal Areas (CENTICA), University of Kent, Canterbury, UK; Advisory Council of the International Small Island Studies Association (ISISA)

Grockles and Horror-cars: Tourism, Heritage and Economic Development in Islands

Dr. Dallen J. Timothy

Professor & Program Director
Tourism Development and Management, School of Community Resources and Development
Arizona State University, USA
Editor, Journal of Heritage Tourism

Tourism, Sovereignty and Supranationalism in a Changing World: Experiences from Islands and Coastal Areas

Conference Organizers

Conference Program and Registration

Conference Venues, Hotels & Flights