Relationship Between Carrying Capacity of Small Island Tourism Destinations and Quality-of-Life

  • Deborah L. Kerstetter
  • Kelly S. Bricker
Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)


This chapter is divided into four sections. In the first section, the carrying capacity literature is reviewed. In the second section, quality-of-life research in general and as it pertains to residents of island destinations, especially those that are dependent on tourism, is discussed. Then, in the third section, the fragility of quality-of-life for island residents is introduced through an example drawn from the Republic of Fiji. In the fourth section, the authors summarize their thoughts and recognize the importance of utilizing a sustainable tourism lens when addressing the carrying capacity of small island destinations.


Tourism Development Sustainable Tourism Social Impact Assessment Sustainable Tourism Development Island Setting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism ManagementThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Parks, Recreation and TourismUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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