A structural model of residents' intention to participate in ecotourism: The case of a wetland community

Heng Zhang, Siu Lai Lei

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摘要

Ecotourism supports environmental conservation as well as generating economic opportunities. It additionally strongly emphasizes benefits to the local community and suggests that the involvement of the residents is important for the effective management of tourism. Accordingly, this study explores factors contributing to residents' participation intention in ecotourism management and proposes a structural relationship between their participation intention, environmental knowledge, attitudes towards ecotourism and the appeal of tourist landscapes. Analysis indicates residents' environmental knowledge positively affects attitudes towards ecotourism, which in turn directly and indirectly determine the intention to participate in ecotourism through their individual landscape affinity. Thus, residents' involvement in ecotourism may be stimulated through a) appropriate management strategies aimed at increasing their environmental knowledge, b) encouraging positive ecotourism attitudes, and c)environmental planning that promotes residents' affinity for local attractions.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)916-925
頁數10
期刊Tourism Management
33
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2012 八月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 發展
  • 運輸
  • 旅遊、休閒和酒店管理
  • 策略與管理

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