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DEVELOPMENT OF A SCALE TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF TOURISM WITHIN COMMUNITIES

By Liz Fredline, Margaret Deery and Leo Jago
DEVELOPMENT OF A SCALE TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF TOURISM WITHIN COMMUNITIES
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This study presents a framework for the development of social indicators to measure the impact of tourism on communities. It is a research project which emanated from the Green Globe 21 Standard that incorporates indicators for the environmental impact of tourism and seeks to develop other indicators. The report provides the theoretical background to the concept of sustainable tourism and examines the preliminary findings of the key themes from some exploratory research.
This study presents a framework for the development of social indicators to measure the impact of tourism on communities. It is a research project which emanated from the Green Globe 21 Standard that incorporates indicators for the environmental impact of tourism and seeks to develop other indicators. The report provides the theoretical background to the concept of sustainable tourism and examines the preliminary findings of the key themes from some exploratory research. Reduce

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