Understanding community attitudes towards tourism and host-guest interaction in the urban - rural border region

Zhang, J, Inbakaran, R and Jackson, M 2006, 'Understanding community attitudes towards tourism and host-guest interaction in the urban - rural border region', Tourism Geographies, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 182-204.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Understanding community attitudes towards tourism and host-guest interaction in the urban - rural border region
Author(s) Zhang, J
Inbakaran, R
Jackson, M
Year 2006
Journal name Tourism Geographies
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 182
End page 204
Total pages 23
Publisher Routledge
Abstract An improved understanding of both community attitudes toward tourism and host-guest interaction is vital for the sustainable development of tourism. However, there are significant research deficiencies and gaps in these two related research areas. This conceptual paper looks into these glaring research gaps through a review of literature and attempts to provide solutions suggested by an ongoing research project being conducted in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. In particular, while this paper addresses the impacts of personality and ethnicity on community attitudes toward tourism and points to the urgent need for a well-established theoretical framework in order to understand and predict host-guest interaction, it also highlights the above issues in the context of the urban-rural fringe, the bordering region connecting neat 'urban' and 'rural' areas.
Subject Tourism Management
Impacts of Tourism
Tourism not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Community attitude
host-guest interaction
urban-fringe
expectance value theories
DOI - identifier 10.1080/14616680600585455
Copyright notice © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
ISSN 1461-6688
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