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Title: Residents’ perception of a mature and mass tourism destination: the determinant factors in Gran Canaria
Authors: Moreira , Pedro Ernesto 
Román García, Concepción 
Martín Hernández, Juan Carlos 
UNESCO Clasification: 531290 Economía sectorial: turismo
Keywords: Determinant Factors
Gran Canaria
Mass Tourism
Mature Destination
Residents’ Perception
Issue Date: 2020
Journal: Tourism Economics 
Abstract: Residents’ perception towards tourism has been studied in previous literature, but, in many cases, the analysis is based on studies of the impacts of new developments. In this study, we analyse the main determinant factors of residents’ perception in Gran Canaria, a well-known mature and mass tourism destination in Europe. In addition to tourism, the analysis is extended towards the tourists themselves after more than 50 years of residents and tourists interaction. The analysis is based on a stratified random sample of 504 residents and ordinal logit models that extract the main determinant factors that explain different residents’ perceptions towards tourism: (1) creation of new jobs; (2) development of infrastructures; (3) generation of wealth and economic growth; (4) the economy of the municipality; and towards tourists: (5) purchasing power; (6) behaviour; and (7) respect for the environment. The main determinant factors, the varied nuances and other third variables involved are obtained and commented. The article contributes empirically shedding some light in the complex phenomenon of residents’ perception towards tourism and tourists.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/75666
ISSN: 1354-8166
DOI: 10.1177/1354816620968330
Source: Tourism Economics[ISSN 1354-8166], enero 2020
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