Island Economy

by Elaine Schwartz    •    Mar 17, 2007    •    241 Views    •    TIME TO READ: 1 minute

I’m sitting on the beach and looking to the left I see MASSIVE ships sailing up to the beach. Honestly, it hasn’t hit me until now that islands and other destinations survive because of tourism. With eight cruise ships and multiple hotels, there are more than enough people to shop and eat on the island. How does a small island make room for this many people? Imagine about 3,000 people per ship all rushing off and into the town for a short period of time. Think of the money that comes onto the island in bursts. Are there always this many people coming in per week? What happens if it’s the off-season? I can’t really understand it. With nothing else to think about, these thoughts swim around in my head. I’m happy here on the beach staying on land

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