Caribbean Tourism Returns.

. . . Set To Rise Again

The tourist industry in the Caribbean Basin was enjoying record revenues prior to the devastating impact of the American Great Recession in 2008-09. American tourists suddenly stopped traveling, causing critical cutbacks to hospitality providers in many of these countries which relied upon American tourists for a majority of their revenues. Existing resort hotels cut prices to the bone and many new resort developments were abandoned or foreclosed by financial lenders. Now, after five years of gloom and doom, signs of returning economic progress have motivated hoteliers to plan for a resurgence of the tourist industry. During 2012 and the first quarter of 2013, leading American hoteliers have announced plans for […]

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Urban Sprawl consultants, Parker Associates.

A Perspective On Urban Development Sprawl

Over the past few years, many writers have confused urban development sprawl with population density – the lower the density, the greater the sprawl. Others have simply used sprawl to describe any type of urban development they personally find distasteful. The word has become a cliché for a wide variety of urban conditions without specific definition. Webster’s Dictionary describes sprawl as “to spread or develop irregularly” — a definition that applies to a great many urban areas at any density. The linear blight caused by major city streets suffering from unregulated peripheral development, both old and new, is likely to be accepted by most observers as fitting the negative image […]

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