A Comparison of the Views of Involved versus Noninvolved Citizens on Quality of Life and Tourism Development Issues

Claudia A Jurowski, Desmond Omotayo Brown

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Abstract

Rural communities seeking to improve the quality of life for their residents often turn to tourism as a means to improve their economic position. The sustainability of any economic development plan is dependent on community organizations that are actively trying to control and shape their quality of life within their community. This study reveals that involved residents evaluate their quality of life higher than do the noninvolved residents. Even though the results indicated that there are no statistically significant differences in how involved versus noninvolved citizens evaluate the potential impacts of tourism, differences in the support each group indicated for the development of cultural tourism infrastructure were identified. The views of the involved citizens are important to decision makers because the involved citizens are the ones most likely to influence public policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-370
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • community organizations
  • empowerment
  • involvement
  • Kentucky
  • quality of life
  • tourism

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  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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A Comparison of the Views of Involved versus Noninvolved Citizens on Quality of Life and Tourism Development Issues. / Jurowski, Claudia A; Brown, Desmond Omotayo.

In: Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2001, p. 355-370.

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