Socio-demographic effects on Anzali wetland tourism development

Khoshkam, Mana and Marzuki, Azizan and Al-Mulali, Usama (2016) Socio-demographic effects on Anzali wetland tourism development. Tourism Management, 54. pp. 96-106. ISSN 0261-5177

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Abstract

This study explores the attitudes of residents of Iran's Anzali wetland toward tourism development. The investigators examine how these attitudes are mitigated by three different socio-demographic variables; family size, length of residency, and distance from tourist zone. This study assumes that the development process is affected by residents and that their attitudes are predictive of the success or failure of a tourism development. Partial Least Squares (PLS) analysis is used to test both the research model and the hypotheses. The results reveal a positive and direct relationship between the perceived impact of development and residents' attitudes toward tourism development in the Anzali wetland.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Socio-demographic characteristics, Impact, Partial Least Squares (PLS), Anzali wetland, Attitudes, Perceptions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography > HB848-3697 Demography. Population. Vital events
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 03:06
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 03:06
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/6451

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