Abstract

As residents’ attitudes toward tourism are influenced by how tourism is perceived to impact their communities both positively and negatively, the study of resident attitudes toward tourism has been an important area of research in the field for a number of years. After nearly 30 years of research, many insights can now be gained about resident attitudes toward, and subsequent support for, tourism. This paper presents an overview of the current state of research, frames it for the managerial perspective and makes suggestions for where the research should move from this point.

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Resident Attitude towards Tourism – The State of Knowledge

As residents’ attitudes toward tourism are influenced by how tourism is perceived to impact their communities both positively and negatively, the study of resident attitudes toward tourism has been an important area of research in the field for a number of years. After nearly 30 years of research, many insights can now be gained about resident attitudes toward, and subsequent support for, tourism. This paper presents an overview of the current state of research, frames it for the managerial perspective and makes suggestions for where the research should move from this point.