Cruise tourism has been present for ten years in Grand Turk. The amount of visitors has surpassed three times the yearly expected amount. In the meantime, the success of numbers does not match the expectations of locals and government officials. Despite the thousands of visitors to the island, the historic town center district remains almost vacant, as few tourists are attracted to go or stay there longer than a few minutes.
This document aims to provide a framework of guidelines that should lead to a more resilient development of the island in relation to improving the social, economic, and spatial integration of small and medium local entrepreneurs to the presence of (cruise) tourism in Grand Turk.