Tourism and Governance in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): The Case of Zanzibar
Version of Record online: 15 JUL 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Tourism Research
Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 87–96, January/February 2014
How to Cite
Sharpley, R. and Ussi, M. (2014), Tourism and Governance in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): The Case of Zanzibar. Int. J. Tourism Res., 16: 87–96. doi: 10.1002/jtr.1904
- Issue online: 5 JAN 2014
- Version of Record online: 15 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 11 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 10 OCT 2011
- small island developing state;
Tourism in small island developing states (SIDS) has long been defined in terms of dependency. However, less attention has been paid to the role of the state in SIDS, particularly the extent to which it supports tourism as an agent of development. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to consider the governance of tourism development in SIDS, specifically the extent to which the state may promote or hinder tourism-related development. Drawing on research in Zanzibar, it reveals the ways in which poor governance has acted as a barrier to development through tourism, concluding that the state has an unwillingness to support tourism. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.