Sustainable Financing for Ocean and Coastal Management in Jamaica: The potential for revenues from tourist user fees

Sustainable Financing for Ocean and Coastal Management in Jamaica: The potential for revenues from tourist user fees

Primary Country: Jamaica
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $165 per person: WTP for the tourism tax
  2. $3.4 million/yr: The study found that an environmental surcharge of US$2 per person could generate $3.4M per year for management with 0.2% rate of decline in tourist visitation,
  3. $20.52/person/day: mean personal value for preserving coastal ecosystem services
Region: Americas / Caribbean

Publication information

Edwards, P. “Sustainable Financing for Ocean and Coastal Management in Jamaica: The potential for revenues from tourist user fees” Marine Policy Vol 33:376-385, 2009

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