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Sustainable development in rural communities: an examination of the economic effects of travel and tourism on tourism's contribution to quality of life and community satisfaction



Sustainable development in rural communities: an examination of the economic effects of travel and tourism on tourism's contribution to quality of life and community satisfaction



Tourism: building credibility for a credible industry Proceedings of the Travel and Tourism Research Association twenty second annual conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Long Beach, California, June 9-13, 1991: 75-85



Perceived economic benefits have played a large part in the decisions of local governments to promote travel and tourism in their communities. Social and environmental impacts as potential effects of the development of the industry have provoked a concern for comprehensive planning and public participation in the planning process. As a consequence, various researchers have undertaken to study the effects of tourism on the attitudes of residents within these communities.

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