Perceived Impacts Of Tourism - The Case Of Samos
Abbreviated Journal Title
Ann. Touris. Res.
social impacts; tourism impacts; negative and positive tourism impacts; Samos; Greece; SOCIAL IMPACTS; COMMUNITY; FAMILY; Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism; Sociology
This study investigates the impacts of tourism, as perceived by the residents of Pythagorion, a well-established tourism destination on the Greek island of Samos. Interviews conducted with heads of households revealed that residents not only supported the current magnitude of the tourism industry but also favored its expansion. Despite this, the respondents identified a number of negative tourism impacts which, in their opinion, affected the town. These impacts included high prices, drug addiction, vandalism, brawls, sexual harassment and crimes. The study reconfirmed that those respondents who were economically dependent on tourism had more positive attitudes towards the industry than those who were not dependent on it. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd
Annals of Tourism Research
"Perceived Impacts Of Tourism - The Case Of Samos" (1996). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 1634.