Social impacts as a function of place change

McKercher, Bob, Wang, Dan and Park, Eerang (2015) Social impacts as a function of place change. Annals of Tourism Research, 50 . pp. 52-66. ISSN 0160-7383

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This paper argues that both impacts felt by and attitudes to tourism are a function of place change. Destinations are comprised of three types of place: tourism, non-tourism and shared. It is believed attitudes are generally positive when stasis exists among the three types, but deteriorate during periods of rapid place change. Likewise, impacts are felt when place changes, especially when non-tourism place is transformed into either shared or tourism place. This proposition is tested through a meta-analysis of more than 90 journal articles examining social impacts of tourism.
Nine types of place change were identified as well as a relationship between place change and lifecycle stage.

Keywords:Place and space, Sense of place, Lifecycle, Impacts, Destination, JCNotOpen
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:25 Nov 2014 20:18

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