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Cultural Tourism In A Greek Insular Community: The Residents’ Perspective

  • Sdrali, Despina
  • Chazapi, Katerina
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    Cultural tourism constitutes an alternative strategy of sustainable local development for improving quality of life. The main objective of this type of tourism is to transform the regions, which are characterized by cultural resources, into ideal places for vacation, residence or business. In this study the residents’ perceptions of cultural tourism were examined in a case study of a Greek island, Andros. It was found that the majority of the respondents were aware of the importance of cultural tourism and they argued that it could contribute to the island’s local development. The findings also suggested that there is a strong relationship between the respondents’ characteristics and their perceptions of the impacts of cultural tourism on the island’s development.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 6368.

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    Date of creation: Nov 2007
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    Publication status: Published in TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism 2.2(2007): pp. 61-75
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6368
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    1. Perdue, Richard R. & Long, Patrick T. & Kang, Yong Soon, 1999. "Boomtown Tourism and Resident Quality of Life: The Marketing of Gaming to Host Community Residents," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 44(3), pages 165-177, March.
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