Redefining All-Inclusive: Sustainable Tourism in the Dominican Republic
Poulin, Laura A.
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Redefining All-Inclusive is a proposal for sustainable tourism through the reuse of large scale resort building typologies. With the world tourism industry expected to reach 1.5 billion travelers by 2020, the reuse of the resort typology is becoming more prevalent. The all-inclusive resort is one that includes all amenities for the tourist under one roof, for a set price. However, this model often excludes the experience of the local people and culture and displaces them in their own country. This thesis proposes reusing an existing all-inclusive resort structure in a manner that redefines the meaning of all-inclusive to imply something that is all-encompassing of everyone, in order to generate an interface between a transient tourist population and locals.
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