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Caribbean properties saw their numbers go up last year, and optimism stemming from that growth in profits is now attracting developers who believe the downturn in tourism might be a thing of the past for the tropics.
On the surface, this news is great to hear. If youíve been to any of the Caribbean islands over the past couple years, the lack of visitors was definitely obvious, and for islands whose sole income is tourism, it was a sad sight to see. We also want hotels to succeed and be profitable, of course, because if they arenít, weíre pretty much out of a job!
But there is another side to this coin that pertains to the industry as a whole, and it really boils down to one logical question: Donít people go to the islands because they are remote? We think itís reasonable to assume that as resort development on an island increases, the natural beauty and local culture in turn decrease. Thatís sad on a number of levels.