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Social impacts of tourism: an Australian regional case study


Tovar, CD and Lockwood, M, Social impacts of tourism: an Australian regional case study, International Journal of Tourism Research, 10, (4) pp. 365-378. ISSN 1099-2340 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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As the support of host communities is a precondition for a sustainable industry, regional social impact studies are a crucial input to tourism planning and decision-making. This study assessed the social impacts of tourism in a rural region of Australia where tourism is an important sector of the economy. As well as providing data to aid regional tourism planning, this study identifies differences in personal and community-wide impacts; advances understanding of the factors that influence residents' perceptions of tourism impacts; and assesses the degree to which tourism activity associated with protected areas contributes to the identified social impacts.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Sustainable tourism; Social impacts; Protected area tourism
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourism management
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Socio-cultural issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Tovar, CD (Dr Cesar Tovar Lopez)
UTAS Author:Lockwood, M (Associate Professor Michael Lockwood)
ID Code:54426
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:105
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2009-02-20
Last Modified:2014-11-10
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