aerial view of the Amazon river

Tourism

Winter 2002 | Volume II, Number 2

Table of Contents

Editor’s Letter →

by June Carolyn Erlick

Focus on Cuba and the Carribean

The Old, Havana Way

The Old, Havana Way

Havana, the gracious Antillean metropolis opening into the straits of Florida, has grown at a very slow pace compared to most other major Latin American cities. Its historical heritage, found in …

The Caribbean

The Caribbean

Tired of the same old vacation on a sandy, sunny Caribbean beach? Are you looking for a little more excitement? how about some rum, rumba, and roulette at a glittery cabaret with fantastic sensuous dancers? …

History, Culture and Identity 

Tourism, Carnaval and Citizenship

Tourism, Carnaval and Citizenship

It’s Carnaval 1996, and I am in Salvador for just two weeks to do fieldwork. My colleagues in São Paulo, usually respectful of my efforts as a participant observer of various forms of associational …

Sex Tourism in Latin America

Sex Tourism in Latin America

Sex tourism—travel to engage in sex for money—shares a lengthy and sometimes colorful history with that of adventure travel and tourism in general. Literature investigating early travel involving …

Rio de Janeiro’s Favela Tourism

Rio de Janeiro’s Favela Tourism

I first stumbled upon the existence of favela tourism in the glitzy lobby of a Copacabana hotel. Amongst flyers at the reception desk announcing visits to the city’s famous sights, such as …

Photoessay: Puerto Rico’s Tourism

Photoessay: Puerto Rico’s Tourism

Christopher Columbus, who one might consider Puerto Rico’s first tourist, was mesmerized by the island—its climate, its beauty, and yes its resources, from whence it got its name “rich port.” …

Musical Tourism

Musical Tourism

A lively three-dollar cassette with a photo of an old Mexican fiddler on the cover inspired me several years ago to journey from my home in Mexico City to a little-known hotlands town in western Mexico …

Human Rights Tourism in Chile

Human Rights Tourism in Chile

Most tourists to Chile are tempted by opportunities to see blue glaciers in Chile’s Tierra del Fuego or sample wines in Chile’s trendy vineyards. I also wanted to visit the National Stadium. …

Sustainable Tourism

From Trek Leader to the Research Track

From Trek Leader to the Research Track

I earned a living for many years making the world a smaller place. I led treks into the remote and mountainous terrain of Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet, escorting small armies of intruders from North America …

Certifying Sustainable Tourism

Certifying Sustainable Tourism

Environmental practices strongly influence the way tourists choose their vacation spots. Increasingly they expect to see methods in place to protect and conserve nature in the areas they visit….

Agricultural Tourism

Agricultural Tourism

Colombia’s coffee zone with its rolling green mountains has long been associated with steaming hot cups of coffee and ruana-clad peasant farmers in the classic style of Juan Valdez. …

The Business of Tourism

Let’s Go

Let’s Go

Acapulco was covered in water. After days of constant downpour, the gushing, bubbling water had overrun the inadequate sewer system. In its merciless drive towards the ocean, the flood …

Brazil

Brazil

Did you know that Brazil has awe-inspiring sites, such as the Iguazu Falls, the Itaimbezinho, and the Amazon rainforest, as well as 2,000 miles of virtually uninterrupted soft white beaches? …

After September 11

After September 11

The September 11th terrorist attacks brought a more immediate sense of crisis to an industry already experiencing a need for restructuring. With the sudden stoppage of flights and the ..

Thinking on Tourism

Tourism’s Landscape of Knowledge

Tourism’s Landscape of Knowledge

Tourism research and scholarship is a fairly new interdisciplinary field, and I hope to offer an abbreviated pastiche of this expanding field of knowledge, culled from my own experience….

Nine Quandaries of Tourism

Nine Quandaries of Tourism

International tourism presents itself as straightforward, passive and benign, yet it is complex, interesting and important, full of contradictions and depths. Tourism is the world’s largest export …