Exploring Local Residents' Perceptions towards Integrated Resorts with Casino Tourism: The Case of Grand Ho Tram Strip of Vietnam

Nguyen, T, McClelland, R, Pansuwong, W, Nguyen, G, Phung, P and Le, N 2018, 'Exploring Local Residents' Perceptions towards Integrated Resorts with Casino Tourism: The Case of Grand Ho Tram Strip of Vietnam', in Paolo Mura, Aaron Tham (ed.) Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Travel and Tourism Research Association Asia Pacific Chapter (TTRA APac 2018), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 1-3 December 2018, pp. 73-87.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Exploring Local Residents' Perceptions towards Integrated Resorts with Casino Tourism: The Case of Grand Ho Tram Strip of Vietnam
Author(s) Nguyen, T
McClelland, R
Pansuwong, W
Nguyen, G
Phung, P
Le, N
Year 2018
Conference name TTRA APac 2018: Travel & Tourism Research in the Global South: Advancing through Cooperation and Collaboration
Conference location Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Conference dates 1-3 December 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on Travel and Tourism Research Association Asia Pacific Chapter (TTRA APac 2018)
Editor(s) Paolo Mura, Aaron Tham
Publisher Travel and Tourism Research Association
Place of publication United States
Start page 73
End page 87
Total pages 15
Abstract Casino development has created important contributions to the tourism industries. Local residents are considered as key stakeholders to the sustained success of integrated resorts with casino tourism. However, there is lack of consensus regarding to local residents' perceptions and attitudes towards integrated casino reports. Using the context of the emerging market of Vietnam, this study explores local residents' perceptions about Grand Ho Tram Strip, the first ever integrated casino resort in the country. The paper draws from findings from a qualitative study that used in-depth interviews to explore local residents' insights on the integrated casino resort and its impacts on the local area in terms of social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects. The analysis of the findings identifies six main themes with respect to the impacts of integrated resorts with casino tourism. The paper concludes by recommending that a practical understanding of local residents' perceptions towards integrated casino resorts will enable a more effective sustainable tourism development agenda which fits the conditions of the host country.
Subjects Impacts of Tourism
Keyword(s) integrated resorts
casino tourism
sustainable tourism
local residents' perceptions
emerging countries
Vietnam
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