Examining host-tourist relationships in research-related tourism

Trupp, Alexander * and Shah, Chetan and Stephenson, M. L. * (2021) Examining host-tourist relationships in research-related tourism. In: Transformations in uncertain times: future perfect in tourism, hospitality and events. Proceedings of the 31st Annual CAUTHE Conference, 9-12 February 2021.

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The study examines the perceptions of an indigenous host community in the context of research-related tourism (RRT) in Fiji. A qualitative methodology including interviews and participant observation was adopted for data collection and analysis. The main findings highlight that RRT possesses socio-economic and environmental benefits for the host community, notably increased income, improved infrastructure, perceived livelihood improvement, and the acquisition of knowledge. Negative impacts of RRT were identified regarding to issues of benefit sharing, reciprocity and transparency.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: research tourism; host perceptions; host-guest relations; South Pacific; host gaze
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G 154.9 Tourism
Divisions: Others > Non Sunway Academics
Sunway University > School of Hospitality and Service Management [formerly School of Hospitality until 2020]
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2021 08:37
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 08:37
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/1715

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