Residents’ perceptions and attitudes towards future tourism development

Carla Cardoso (Regional Center of Porto, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal)
Mónica Silva (Regional Center of Porto, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal)

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

Publication date: 3 December 2018

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to present the results of a quantitative survey among 140 residents of the city of Porto.

Design/methodology/approach

The study is a revision of literature and illustration of results of empirical study.

Findings

The majority of Porto residents consider that tourism brings significant economic benefits and supports the wider social and cultural development of the city, and they consider the overall impact of tourism to be beneficial.

Practical implications

The paper identifies potential issues and problems and possible mitigating measures.

Originality/value

The paper provides insights based on a quantitative survey among 140 residents of the city of Porto.

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Citation

Cardoso, C. and Silva, M. (2018), "Residents’ perceptions and attitudes towards future tourism development", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 10 No. 6, pp. 688-697. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-07-2018-0048

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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