The economic impact of tourism on the Virgin Islands of the United States, 1953-1968 by Barry Raymond Krizan

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Published by Faculty of Earth Sciences, Southern Illinois University, 1972. in Edwardsville, Ill .

Written in English

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  • Tourism,
  • Economic conditions

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Statementby Barry Raymond Krizan
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 207 leaves :
Number of Pages207
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Open LibraryOL26572423M

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