Classification and influential factors in the perceived tourism impacts of community residents on nature-based destinations: China's Tiantangzhai scenic area

Guosheng Han, Wei-Ta Fang, Yueh Wen Huang

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This paper investigates the use of natural areas, particularly regions in the very early stage of tourism development, specifically to determine how, by taking local residents' perception of tourism into consideration from the initial stages of development, residents can then be divided into groups with different characteristics, allowing for a better grasp of influencing variables and contributing to the development of different strategies for the different groups. This could be conducive the development of sustainable ecotourism and could aid in avoiding some of the more negative impacts of tourism development. This study takes China's Tiantangzhai scenic area as an example, using the stratified sampling method and multinominal logistic regression model to classify groups of residents based on their perception of tourism, and identifies key factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2010-2015
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Environmental Sciences
Issue numberPART C
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Event2011 3rd International Conference on Environmental Science and Information Application Technology, ESIAT 2011 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 2011 Aug 202011 Aug 21



  • Community categorization
  • Ecotourism destination
  • Perceived tourism impacts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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