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Special events are a widely studied phenomenon. An analysis of previous studies of special sporting events indicates a heavy emphasis on their economic and tourism impacts, but minimal information about the motivations and experiences of those involved as participants. This case-study examined the...

Author(s)
Dionigi, R. A.
Publisher
ANZALS (School of Leisure, Sport Tourism), Lindfield, Australia
Citation
Annals of Leisure Research, 2001, 4, pp 17-37
Abstract

Social science researchers who study natural resource based rural communities are increasingly interested in the attachments people form with natural landscapes and the actions that result from those relationships. Recreation, encompassing outdoor leisure activities engaged in by tourists, seasonal ...

Author(s)
Kruger, L. E.
Publisher
Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Canada
Citation
Leisure/Loisir, 2006, 30, 2, pp 383-392
Abstract

Ecotourism supports environmental conservation as well as generating economic opportunities. It additionally strongly emphasizes benefits to the local community and suggests that the involvement of the residents is important for the effective management of tourism. Accordingly, this study explores...

Author(s)
Zhang Heng; Lei SiuLai
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2012, 33, 4, pp 916-925
Abstract

Place attachment, recreation involvement and satisfaction are key indicators explaining future behaviour in nature-based recreation. This study examined a behavioural model using latent variables of place attachment, recreation involvement, recreation satisfaction and future behaviour of surfers....

Author(s)
Hung, C. H.; Lee, T. H.
Publisher
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Citation
South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 2012, 34, 1, pp 93-105
Abstract

Community participation and benefit from tourism ventures is generally regarded as the cornerstone of sustainable tourism. Hence, the gains from tourism have been heralded as instrumental in the fight against poverty and helping to uplift disadvantaged communities through the provision of access to ...

Author(s)
Nkemngu, A. A. P.
Publisher
OMICS Publishing Group, Los Angeles, USA
Citation
Journal of Tourism and Hospitality, 2012, 1, 5, pp 105
Abstract

Researchers in tourism development have often suggested that the participation of local residents is essential for sustainable tourism, and for identifying and understanding the factors affecting residents' willingness to participate ("participation intention") is instrumental in tourism...

Author(s)
Zhang, H.; Lei, S. L.
Publisher
WIT Press, Southampton, UK
Citation
Tourism as a tool for development, 2013, pp 23-31
Abstract

Under the framework of social exchange theory, this study has attempted to examine residents' perceptions of and attitudes toward tourism development in Macao. More specifically, this study has investigated the structural relationships between residents' support for and restriction on tourism...

Author(s)
Li XiangPing; Wan YimKing [Wan, Y. K. P. ]
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2013, 18, 4, pp 443-455
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Based on current literature, this study developed a theoretical model of residents' support for tourism, and a series of hypotheses was proposed. The model and the hypotheses of the study were tested by structural equation modeling approach from responses collected from residents of Bistoon in...

Author(s)
Mohammadi, M.; Khalifah, Z.
Publisher
University of the Aegean, Chios, Greece
Citation
Tourismos, 2014, 9, 2, pp 289-313
AbstractFull Text

The study aims to assess the community residents for sustainable tourism development using latent variables of community attachment, community involvement, perceived benefits and support for sustainable tourism development and elemental data of the residents of the Ezulwini Valley. Since it was ...

Author(s)
Dlamini, X. H.; Coetzee, W. J. L.; Khunou, P. S.
Publisher
University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Citation
4th Advances in Hospitality & Tourism Marketing & Management Conference, Mauritius, 25-27 June 2014, 2014, pp 732-761
Abstract

The 13 papers in this special issue reflect the changes in the concepts of rural tourism as well as in the academic interest in this form of tourism. The papers can be divided into two main types. The first group of papers examines aspects of the unique sense of place that rural areas possess, the...

Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2015, 23, 8/9, pp 1133-1403

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