Tourism Impacts – The Good, the Bad and the “Oh Oh”
Amit Uttamchandani of Pull! Push! blog recently completed his online study of Resident Perceptions of Tourism Impacts in Barbados with over 400 people taking the time to participate. The study forms part of Amit’s just submitted MBA dissertation. (Good luck Amit!)
Amit’s study validated some of the thoughts and feelings we at BFP have about tourism and its impacts upon Barbados. For us there were really no surprises except for the relatively low “positive” response about policing.
One would think that tourism would improve the quality of police protection if for no other reason than the reality that tourism is highly dependent upon public safety. Surprisingly though, many Barbadians are unconvinced that they are receiving better policing than they would if Barbados was not a tourism destination.
We at BFP believe that policing is the big red flag in the study and that the public’s response in the survey shows an increasing concern that the Royal Barbados Police Force are losing the battle in a big way.
Read Amit’s study and see what citizens can accomplish without the government holding their hands every moment.