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A residential survey on urban tourism impacts in Harbin

Wang, Y, Li, G and Bai, X (2005) A residential survey on urban tourism impacts in Harbin China Tourism Research, 1 (1). 116 - 129. ISSN 1938-8160

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Abstract

Tourism is becoming more and more important in the global economy, and its longterm prosperity is desired by every tourism destination. Prosperity, however, cannot be achieved successfully without the involvement of those influenced by the industry, so, evaluating residents’ perceptions of tourism and involving them in as many aspects of planning and policymaking as possible are important steps in creating sustainability in tourism destination development. In attempting to fill in the research gaps in social impact analysis of urban tourism development in the Chinese context, a face-to-face survey was carried out to explore residents’ perceived impacts of tourism development in Harbin, a famous tourist destination in north-eastern China. The findings of this survey suggest that residents’ reaction towards local tourism development varies between different interest groups. Age, income and personal connections with local tourism were found to influence residents’ perceptions to some extent.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Note: This is an author-prepared PDF of an article published in China Tourism Research (2005), Vol. 1(1): 116-129.
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Hospitality and Tourism Management
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 13:51
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:48
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7528

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