Atherton Martin


Name: Atherton Martin

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May 07, 2009 / 0 Comments / in

Instead of importing the traditional model of tourism that replaces local activities with industry- designed packages that have minimal benefit to the local community , people of the community have designed and packaged a three-hour experience of their gardening, landscaping, conservation, craft-making, flower-arranging and music traditions as their own tourism product. Village authorities, women and farmers groups alongside hotel, heritage tour and horticulture businesses of the area now share in the management of this product and by common agreement, share in the financial

Apr 04, 2008 / 0 Comments / in

Small rural communities often remain in the backwater of national development efforts in many poor countries as the attention seems to focus on the ‘modern’ sectors of tourism and digital services. Giraudel and Eggleston, two small villages in Dominica are no exception.