Environmental attitude by trip and visitor characteristics. US Virgin Islands National Park

Muzaffer Uysal, Claudia Jurowski, Francis P. Noe, Cary D. McDonald

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Abstract

Visitors and destinations are the focal point of spatial interaction. The nature and extent of such interaction can influence the level and intensity of environmental degradation or enhancement. This study examines the variation of environmental concerns with respect to visitor (age, gender, marital status, education) and trip (destination type, travel group, overnight stay, residence, and site-specific preference) characteristics in the US Virgin Islands National Park. The findings of this study suggest that trip behaviour, including site-specific preferences, rather than demographic characteristics accounts for most of the variance in environmental concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-294
Number of pages11
JournalTourism Management
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) subscales
  • preferences
  • trip and visitor characteristics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management

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