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Investigation about the Impact of Tourism Development on a Water Conservation Area in Taiwan

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Department of Environmental Engineering, Da-Yeh University, No.168, University Rd., Dacun, Changhua 51591, Taiwan
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Department of Physical Education, National Pingtung University, No.4-18, Minsheng Rd., Pingtung City, Pingtung County 90003, Taiwan
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Department of Forestry, National Chung Hsing University, No.145, Xingda Rd., South Dist., Taichung City 402, Taiwan
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Sustainability 2018, 10(7), 2328; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072328
Received: 28 April 2018 / Revised: 22 June 2018 / Accepted: 26 June 2018 / Published: 5 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Conflict Analysis and Sustainable Management of Water Resources)
The current state of tourism development in a water conservation area of Taiwan was investigated from the perspective of different stakeholders. An analytical framework was constructed using grounded theory, whereas data collection was performed through field observations, questionnaire surveys, and semi-structured interviews. The 1290 questionnaire responses were analyzed via statistical methods and multi-perspective analysis. Stakeholder responses varied owing to differences in their interests, needs, and perception of the overall state of development. In the absence of clear policies and plans for each village around the water conservation area, the opinions of the stakeholders will diverge regarding labor and technical expertise, product features, village cohesion, the release of flora and fauna into the wild, tourism image, ecological damage, village transportation, and service quality. View Full-Text
Keywords: tourism development; impact perception; grounded theory; stakeholder tourism development; impact perception; grounded theory; stakeholder
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Lin, H.-H.; Lee, S.-S.; Perng, Y.-S.; Yu, S.-T. Investigation about the Impact of Tourism Development on a Water Conservation Area in Taiwan. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2328.

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