Presenza, Angelo and Del Chiappa, Giacomo and Sheehan, Lorn (2013) Residents’ engagement and local tourism governance in maturing beach destinations: evidence from an Italian case study. Journal of destination marketing and management, Vol. 2 (1), p. 22-30. ISSN 2212-571X. eISSN 2212-5752. Article.
Full text not available from this repository.
In academia as well as in practice there is increasing interest in governing the complex relationships within destinations. Nevertheless, a gap persists in knowledge on how to engage the local community in the tourism development process. This paper analyzes residents’ perceptions, attitudes, and involvement related to tourism development in a mature Italian “Sun, Sea and Sand” tourism destination. Exploratory factor analysis followed by cluster analysis revealed four groups of residents representing different levels of interest towards tourism ranging from euphoria to apathy. The findings and conclusions are useful for tourism policymakers in Italy and elsewhere where there is a critical need for stakeholder management and other strategic management approaches in the public realm.
I documenti depositati in UnissResearch sono protetti dalle leggi che regolano il diritto d'autore
Repository Staff Only: item control page