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Appendix 4: Analysed travel guidebooks

Cited as Author(s)
Publisher
Pages
Full name of publication (edition)
Description
Millman (1988) Lawrence Millman
APA,
Singapore
Caribbean: The Lesser Antilles
Guidebook published in Insight Guides series covering the islands of the Eastern Caribbean in articles written by various authors. There are 8 pages about Dominica, of which less than a half page about Roseau. The sights are not widely introduced, but the conditions in Dominica are discussed sometimes in a sarchastic manner. Some photos.
Honychurch (1991) Lennox Honychurch
Macmillan,
London
138 p.
Dominica: Isle of adventure
Guidebook solely about Dominica, written by a Dominican historian and ethnologist Lennox Honychurch. Contains a 12-page chapter about Roseau providing widest introduction of the history of the city among the guidebooks studied. The least commercial of the guidebooks; there are no advertisements. It is not really a travel guidebook, but more like an overview presentation of the society and nature of Dominica.
Cameron & Box (1993) Sarah Cameron,
Ben Box

Trade & Travel,
Bath
864 p.
Caribbean Islands handbook 1994 (5th ed.)
Guidebook covering all the islands of the Caribbean, plus Bermuda, Guyanas, and Suriname. Contains 17 densely typed pages about Dominica, of which one page about Roseau (including a map). Gives much detailed information about the travel destinations described, while not introducing history or culture as widely as some other guidebooks. There are no photos or any other kind of pictures about Roseau, or Dominica in the book.
Bendure & Friary (1994) Glenda Bendure,
Ned Friary

Lonely Planet,
Hawthorn
554 p.
Eastern Caribbean. A travel survival kit
Guidebook published in the Lonely Planet travel survival kit series covering the islands of the Eastern Caribbean. Contains 27 pages about Dominica, of which a little more than five pages about Roseau (including a map). However, about four pages of that is used for presenting the accommodation and restaurant services of the city. Some major sights are described with few words. No photos.
Doyle (1995) Chris Doyle
Cruising Guide,
Dunedin FL
448 p.
Cruising guide to the Leeward Islands (4th ed.)
Guidebook covering islands from Anguilla to Dominica. Contains 27 pages about Dominica, of which 9 pages about Roseau. Directed primarily for yachtsmen. Instead of introducing history or culture of the islands, many practical and probably useful advices about repairing engines, buying commodities, and things like that are given. Some sights are introduced, but not widely described. Instead of that, it is told how to get there, at what time, and to whom should one call before going there. Lots of commercial advertisements. There is only one photo in Roseau section.
Philpott (1996) Don Philpott
Passport Books,
Chicago
159 p.
Caribbean Sunseekers: Dominica
Guidebook solely about Dominica, 17 pages about Roseau. There are also guidebooks about some other Caribbean islands in the same series. Published in association with the Dominica Division of Tourism. Lots of photos showing different sights of Roseau.
Discover (1997) Various authors, usually not named
Warren Associates,
St. George's
68 p.
Discover Dominica (7th ed.)
Travel magazine published for the National Development Corporation, Division of Tourism. There is no article about Roseau, and there has not been one in any previous edition, either. Information about Roseau is given in various sections of the magazine, especially in chapters "Sightseeing" and "A day in port", and in an article by Carla Armour Hutchinson (1997), "Shopping, craft and fine art in Dominica". Otherwise, commercial services are presented in advertisements.
Dominica (1998) Authors not named
Delphis Ltd.,
Roseau
68 p.
Dominica: essential information on the Caribbeans prime eco-tourism island
Basic information about Dominica on the 'Virtual Dominica' site of Dominican web company, Delphis Ltd. About one screen on Roseau with two photos. Information about hotels and other commercial services are presented elsewhere on the site.
http://www.delphis.dm/basics.htm
Gründel (1998) Niels Gründel
Die Haupstadt: Roseau
Roseau section in a German internet site about Dominica. Contains some five screens text about Roseau plus information about hotels; one photo and a map.
http://members.aol.com/ngruendel/DomRos.htm
[new address: http://www.travel2dominica.de/]
Destination (1999) Authors not named
Ulrich Communications,
Miami
100 p.
Destination Dominica
Travel magazine published for the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association. Contains an article of four pages about Roseau. Additionally, half page under title "Tours & Attractions" is dedicated for sights of Roseau. Otherwise, different commercial services are widely presented both in text and in various advertisements.
Dominique (s.a.) Authors not named
DUB
36 p.
Dominique: l'île nature (2nd ed.)
Travel magazine in French published for the National Development Corporation, Division of Tourism with less than half page about Roseau under title "Dominicuriosités". More commercial advertisements compared with the amount of text than in any other guidebook or magazine studied.


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