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Tourism and community resilience

Author Bios (50 Words)

Dr. Kreg Lindberg is an associate professor in the Tourism, Recreation, and Adventure Leadership program at Oregon State University. He focuses on tourism, subjective well-being, and community resilience.

Dr. Magnar Forbord is a senior researcher at Ruralis – Institute for Rural and Regional Research in Trondheim, Norway. In the field of tourism, among other things, he has studied networks and innovation in nature based tourism firms, institutional settings in farm tourism, and economic impacts of regional tourism.

Rita Moseng Sivertsvik is a political scientist and researcher at Ruralis - Institute for Rural and Regional Research in Trondheim, Norway. In the field of tourism she has studied motives, management, innovation and networks in nature based tourism firms in Norway, and tourism as a part of local community development.

Abstract (150 Words)

Researchers at the TTRA 2019 conference identified the importance of a holistic perspective on key performance indicators and a research agenda based on “the host comes first.” The resilience of tourism firms and destinations is a potentially important indicator and has been a substantial research focus. Less attention has been devoted to the contribution of tourism to the resilience of host communities, which represents an important complementary indicator.

This presentation focuses on the links between nature-based tourism (NBT) and community resilience, based on a survey of firms and semi-structured in-depth interviews with stakeholders in Norway. In the economic dimension, NBT firms make modest positive contributions to sectoral diversity. In the social dimension, NBT contributes by enhancing community identity and catalyzing business connections. In the ecological dimension, NBT makes modest potential contributions to resilience relative to land-use / land-cover, but potentially broader contributions due to enhancing nature connections among visitors.

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Tourism and community resilience

Researchers at the TTRA 2019 conference identified the importance of a holistic perspective on key performance indicators and a research agenda based on “the host comes first.” The resilience of tourism firms and destinations is a potentially important indicator and has been a substantial research focus. Less attention has been devoted to the contribution of tourism to the resilience of host communities, which represents an important complementary indicator.

This presentation focuses on the links between nature-based tourism (NBT) and community resilience, based on a survey of firms and semi-structured in-depth interviews with stakeholders in Norway. In the economic dimension, NBT firms make modest positive contributions to sectoral diversity. In the social dimension, NBT contributes by enhancing community identity and catalyzing business connections. In the ecological dimension, NBT makes modest potential contributions to resilience relative to land-use / land-cover, but potentially broader contributions due to enhancing nature connections among visitors.