The Caribbean: On with the Off-Season

In Bermuda he shuns taxicabs and put-puts around on rented motor scooters. In the Virgin Islands he ducks the fancy restaurants and lunches on a sandwich at the beach. In Puerto Rico he chooses a poolside beer over a banana daiquiri. His credentials: an economy-flight air ticket and a fistful of travel-agency coupons. This is the summer tourist. And thrifty though he may be, he is creating a bustling new industry from Bermuda and the Caribbean west to Mexico—a sun belt better known for its winter lures than its summer tours. Says a busy Nassau hotel manager: "There...

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