Jamaica and the beast: Negril and the tourist landscape

Hudson, Brian (2016) Jamaica and the beast: Negril and the tourist landscape. In Campell, Chris & Niblett, Michael (Eds.) The Caribbean Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics. Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, UK, pp. 161-173.

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Little more than a remote fishing village until the late 1960s, Negril, Jamaica, has become a major tourist destination, with hotels and resort complexes stretching along its beaches and cliffs. Originally promoted as a place of unspoiled landscape beauty with a pristine tropical environment, Negril has lost much of its scenic attraction. Sea pollution and the depletion of coral and fish are among the consequences of poorly controlled growth. This happened despite warnings from planners, journalists and others about the threat of inappropriate development. While Negril’s original beauty has been largely destroyed, many tourists still find the resort attractive, particularly those seeking ‘pleasures of the flesh’ rather than the enjoyment of ‘unspoiled’ landscape. Landscape beauty is still recognized as one of Jamaica’s great attractions, but Negril exemplifies how this is often overlooked in the scramble for the tourist dollar.

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ID Code: 98531
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Landscape beauty, Tourism, Jamaica, Negril
ISBN: 9781781382950
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Liverpool University Press
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2016 23:13
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 17:13

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