Title

Social Impacts Of Tourism - Host Perceptions

Title - Alternative

Ann. Touris. Res.

Keywords

Social Impacts; Host Community; Resident Attitudes; Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism; Sociology

Abstract

This study investigates the perceptions of the residents of Nadi, Fiji, towards the impacts of tourism. A survey of 199 households revealed that residents (most of whom were dependent on the industry for their livelihood) supported the current magnitude of tourism and favored its expansion. Despite this very clear and generally positive view, the respondents identified specific negative and positive impacts that, in their view, affected the community. The results suggest that residents of communities dependent on tourism can clearly differentiate between its economic benefits and the social costs, and that awareness of certain negative consequences does not lead to opposition towards further tourism development.

Publication Title

Annals of Tourism Research

Volume

20

Issue/Number

4

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

650

Last Page

665

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1993LZ34000003

ISSN

0160-7383

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