Revisiting the relationship between host attitudes and tourism development: A utility maximization approach.

Fan, X., Liu, A. and Qiu, R.T., 2018. Revisiting the relationship between host attitudes and tourism development: A utility maximization approach. Tourism Economics. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1177/1354816618794088

Abstract

Host attitudes toward tourists are critical to the sustainable development of the tourism industry. Although numerous studies have focused on investigating host attitudes toward tourists and tourism development, the theoretical support from an economic perspective in this field is still underdeveloped. By following the social exchange theory and applying a utility maximization model, the current study not only explains Doxey’s Irridex model from an economic perspective but also complements the findings of the tourism area life cycle model proposed by Butler. Results show that the public resources at the destination, along with the ability of local community in channeling (foreign) tourism income into productivity advancement, influence the optimal level of tourism development in a destination.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1354-8166
Uncontrolled Keywords:host attitudes; sustainable tourism; Doxey’s irridex model; Tourism Area Life Cycle model; social exchange theory
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:31131
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:17 Aug 2018 08:45
Last Modified:24 Sep 2018 14:22

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