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For tourism development to be sustainable, assuring stakeholders' support is paramount importance. Of the key stakeholders' support, the local community's support has the lion share to determine the success of tourism development. Hence, this book assesses factors determining local community's support for tourism development in Ethiopia taking the case from Semein Mountains National Park. Derived from research findings, it revealed that local community has an extended support for tourism development. It also illustrates that perception on tourism development plan and decision are the most determinant factors on community support for tourism development. Moreover, the book address perceived economic dependency, perceived negative impact, awareness, perceived positive socioeconomic impact and attitude towards environment as the next important determinants respectively. On the other hand, it enlightens that perceived host-guest interaction and perceived positive impact on environment has insignificant effect on local community's support for tourism development. Generally, the book addresses areas on tourism, environment and community development.
  • ISBN13: 9783659374722
  • Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00068
Publication DateApril 29, 2013
Primary CategoryPolitical Science/General

Local Community Support for Tourism Development

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