Sdrali, Despina and Chazapi, Katerina (2007): CULTURAL TOURISM IN A GREEK INSULAR COMMUNITY: THE RESIDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE. Published in: TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism , Vol. 2, No. 2 (November 2007): pp. 61-75.
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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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||CULTURAL TOURISM IN A GREEK INSULAR COMMUNITY: THE RESIDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE|
|Keywords:||alternative tourism, cultural tourism, cultural heritage, sustainable local development, Greece|
|Subjects:||Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L83 - Sports; Gambling; Recreation; Tourism
|Depositing User:||Evangelos Christou|
|Date Deposited:||19. Dec 2007 17:57|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 16:50|
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