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.
- New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) subscales
- trip and visitor characteristics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Strategy and Management
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management