Annual Report on Global Islands 2019

The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road
Islands Economic Cooperation Forum
ANNUAL REPORT ON GLOBAL ISLANDS 2019
is now online

The Annual Report on Global Islands 2019, published by Island Studies Press in partnership with the Foreign Affairs Office of Hainan Province, was published in July 2020 and will be launched at an upcoming virtual event (to be announced). Executive Editor-in-Chief is Dr. James Randall, working with Editor Dr. Laurie Brinklow and Designer Joan Sinclair.

“The theme of this Annual Report, as well as the 2019 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Islands Economic Cooperation Forum, was to examine the role of international tourism and intermediary or producer services more generally for the sustainable development of islands. Given that Hainan is striving to become a centre for tourism and services with a global reach, this is a critically important local issue. Even with the recent concerns about health and travel, it is anticipated that international tourism and services will continue to be among the fastest-growing economic sectors, and will be especially important for islands. The significance of tourism and services is not just economic; there are also cultural, environmental, and political dimensions that are addressed in this edited collection with contributions by some of the leading Island Studies researchers.”
– James Randall, Executive Editor-in-Chief


The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road
Islands Economic Cooperation Forum
ANNUAL REPORT ON GLOBAL ISLANDS 2019

CONTENTS

PART I: A BACKGROUND TO ISLAND ECONOMIES
INTRODUCTION and summary of the 2018 Boao Island Economic Cooperation Forum
James, Randall, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Chapter 1: The state of island economies and development in 2019
James Randall and Adam Brimacombe
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

PART II: ISLAND DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 2: Island tourism: On the edge of an industry
John Connell, University of Sydney

Chapter 3: Overtourism and undertourism: ICT in island development policy
Giovanni Ruggieri, Palermo University
Patrizia Calò, Observatory of Tourism for Island Economies
Koulla Orthodoxou, Observatory of Tourism for Island Economies

Chapter 4: Landscapes, peoplescapes, and mindscapes in island tourism
Alan Lew, Northern Arizona University

Chapter 5: Tourism on small islands: The urgency for sustainability indicators
Joseph Cheer, Wakayama University

Chapter 6: Prospects for cruise tourism in the South China Sea given the trends in international cruise tourism
Huang Danying, Hainan University
Wang Sheng, Director General, Foreign Affairs Office, Hainan Province, P.R. China

Zhong Tianxiang, Director, Foreign Affairs Commission of CPC Hainan Provincial Committee/Foreign Affairs Office of Hainan Province, P.R. China

PART III: PRODUCER AND INTERMEDIATE SERVICES – ISLANDS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Chapter 7: Digitalization of the orange economy as a driver of sustainable development
Barney Pacheco, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Camp
Marvin E. Pacheco, UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business

Chapter 8: Blockchain and cryptocurrencies as an economic development strategy for small island states and territories, with a particular focus on Malta
Mario Aloisio, University of Malta Junior College

Chapter 9: Accelerating the construction of the Hainan free trade port with trade in services as the leading driver
Chi Fulin, China Institute for Reform and Development

CONCLUSIONS
The future of Island Studies and Hainan
James Randall, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada


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