Residents’ Attitudes Toward Perceived Tourism Benefits

International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 45-56, 2011

12 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2012

See all articles by Prabha Ramseook-Munhurrun

Prabha Ramseook-Munhurrun

University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM)

Perunjodi Naidoo

University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM)

Date Written: November 3, 2011

Abstract

Despite the increasing research on host community perceptions toward tourism development, there is limited research on small island developing states (SIDS). This study aims to investigate the residents’ attitudes toward tourism development in Mauritius, a small island developing state. Using a face-to-face questionnaire, data was collected from local residents in a community situated in the north of the country. Following data collection from a questionnaire, factor analysis and regression analyses were conducted. The results revealed that the majority of residents are supportive of tourism development in the region. Socio-cultural and economic impacts had significant and positive influence on tourism development, while environmental impacts had a negative influence on future tourism growth.

Keywords: Host community, Residents, Sustainable tourism development, Mauritius, Small island

JEL Classification: M31

Suggested Citation

Ramseook-Munhurrun, Prabha and Naidoo, Perunjodi, Residents’ Attitudes Toward Perceived Tourism Benefits (November 3, 2011). International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 45-56, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1950367

Prabha Ramseook-Munhurrun (Contact Author)

University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) ( email )

La Tour Koenig
Pointe-aux-Sables
Pointe aux Sables
Mauritius

Perunjodi Naidoo

University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) ( email )

La Tour Koenig
Pointe-aux-Sables
Pointe aux Sables
Mauritius

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