Tourism towards the wellbeing of small island developing states: Tourism Agenda 2030
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Author/sPuig Cabrera, Miguel; Martínez del Vas, Ginesa; Beltrán Bueno, Miguel Ángel; Nuevo López, Abraham
Small Island Developing States Agenda 2030
Sustainable Development Goals
Purpose – The purpose of this study is to contrast the capacity of tourism-specialized and non-tourism specialized systems in small developing insular societies to achieve a well-being model aligned with the Agenda 2030. Design/methodology/approach – The empirical method of this work consists of a panel-corrected standard errors analysis for a total of seven Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to measure the contribution of both economic diversification and tourism specialization to well-being in the Agenda 2030 framework. Time period considered in the analysis include 2005–2019. Findings – Linear and nonlinear relationships reveal the need to conjugate both tourism specialization and economic diversification in the 2030-development agendas of small developing insular societies as both represent a means to achieve a well-being model aligned with the Agenda 2030. Originality/value – One of the main novelties of this work is that development is analyzed from a multi...