Understanding Community Attitudes Towards Tourism and Host—Guest Interaction in the Urban—Rural Border Region

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Abstract:

An improved understanding of both community attitudes toward tourism and host–guest interaction is vital for the sustainable development of tourism. However, there are significant research deficiencies and gaps in these two related research areas. This conceptual paper looks into these glaring research gaps through a review of literature and attempts to provide solutions suggested by an ongoing research project being conducted in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. In particular, while this paper addresses the impacts of personality and ethnicity on community attitudes toward tourism and points to the urgent need for a well-established theoretical framework in order to understand and predict host–guest interaction, it also highlights the above issues in the context of the urban–rural fringe, the bordering region connecting neat ‘urban' and ‘rural' areas.

Keywords: Community attitude; Five Factor Model; expectancy value theories; host-guest interaction; urban-rural fringe

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616680600585455

Affiliations: 1: School of Management, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia 2: School of Health Sciences, RMIT University, Bundoora, Australia

Publication date: May 1, 2006

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