Assessing public attitudes and behaviour toward tourism development in Barbados: socio-economic and environmental implications

Assessing public attitudes and behaviour toward tourism development in Barbados: socio-economic and environmental implications

Primary Country: Barbados
Ecosystem: marine park
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) US$35.37 per Resident per household per year as WTP [Willingness to Pay] for moderate additional level of sewage treatment in the Folkestone Marine Reserve [FMR], Barbados (b) US$42.98 per Tourist per vist as WTP for moderate additional level of sewage treatment (c) US$3.50 per Resident per year as WTP for the provision of public facilities and user information (d) US$41.63 as Tourist per vist for the provision of public facilities and user information (e) US$18.46 per Resident per household per year as WTP to avoid the costs associated with excluding watersports from the recreational zone (negative WTP) (f) US$30.51 as Tourist per visit for provisions excluding watersports from recreation zone (g) - US$29.02 as Resident per household per year for total exclusion of watercraft in the FMR (h) US$31.02 per Tourist per visit for total exclusion of watercraft in the FMR
Methodology: Contingent Valuation Method, Choice Modelling, Cluster Analysis, Random Utility Theory
Region: Americas

Publication information

Waterman, T. “Assessing public attitudes and behaviour toward tourism development in Barbados: socio-economic and environmental implications” Central Bank of Barbados. 65pp., 2009

Addtional Notes

 

After omitting non-responses, 212 resident surveys and 163 tourist surveys were usable.

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