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Title: Sustainable financing for ocean and coastal management in Jamaica : the potential for revenues from tourist user fees
Authors: Edwards, Peter
Keywords: RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
REEFS
COASTAL TOURISM
TOURIST USER FEES
JAMAICA
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP), Turrialba, CR
Series/Report no.: LACEEP working paper series; no. 2008-WP4
Abstract: This study explores the feasibility of implementing a sustainable funding mechanism for ocean and coastal management in Jamaica. Results show that tourists are more willing to pay for an ‘environmental tax’’ than a general‘‘ tourism development tax’’. 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. Negative impacts from the imposition of additional taxes on annual tourist visitation rates could be minimized by providing information on how there venues from the tax will be allocated for management activities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/43034
Project Number: 103059
Project Title: Latin America and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP)
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IDRC Research Results / Résultats de recherches du CRDI
2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009

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