Local Residents’ Attitude toward Sustainable Rural Tourism Development
AbstractTourism is a multi-faced activity that links the economic, social and environmental components of sustainability. This research analyzes rural residents’ perceptions of the impact of tourism development and examines the factors that influence the support for sustainable tourism development in the region of Nord-Vest in Romania. Residents’ perceptions towards tourism development were measured using 22 items, while their support for tourism development was determined using 8 items. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Principal component analysis grouped the first 22 variables into 4 factors, and the following 8 variables into 2 factors (sustainable development, destination development). Findings indicate that residents see tourism as a development factor. The natural, economic, and social-cultural environment as well as infrastructure, age, gender and education are factors that influence the sustainable development of tourism. View Full-Text
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Muresan, I.C.; Oroian, C.F.; Harun, R.; Arion, F.H.; Porutiu, A.; Chiciudean, G.O.; Todea, A.; Lile, R. Local Residents’ Attitude toward Sustainable Rural Tourism Development. Sustainability 2016, 8, 100.
Muresan IC, Oroian CF, Harun R, Arion FH, Porutiu A, Chiciudean GO, Todea A, Lile R. Local Residents’ Attitude toward Sustainable Rural Tourism Development. Sustainability. 2016; 8(1):100.Chicago/Turabian Style
Muresan, Iulia C.; Oroian, Camelia F.; Harun, Rezhen; Arion, Felix H.; Porutiu, Andra; Chiciudean, Gabriela O.; Todea, Alexandru; Lile, Ramona. 2016. "Local Residents’ Attitude toward Sustainable Rural Tourism Development." Sustainability 8, no. 1: 100.
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