Analysing the social perception of residential tourism development

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Title: Analysing the social perception of residential tourism development
Authors: Huete, Raquel | Mantecón, Alejandro | Mazón Martínez, Tomás
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación en Planificación y Gestión Sostenible del Turismo
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Sociología I | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Turísticas
Keywords: Tourism | Second home tourism | Social impact | Qualitative research
Knowledge Area: Sociología
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: International Association for the Scientific Knowledge (IASK)
Citation: HUETE NIEVES, Raquel; MANTECÓN TERÁN, Alejandro; MAZÓN MARTÍNEZ, Tomás. “Analysing the social perception of residential tourism development”. En: Proceedings of the IASK International Conference : Advances in Tourism Research 2008 : 26-28 May 2008, Aveiro, Portugal / Carlos Costa, Pedro Cravo (coord.). Aveiro : IASK, 2008. ISBN 978-972-99397-7-8, pp. 153-161
Abstract: Is the residential tourist model a type of development which is accepted by society? This question will be answered using the qualitative analysis of the discourses made by the main social actors involved in the dynamics of this process in the host societies. The information has been gathered via 45 in-depth interviews from the stakeholders who are directly involved (hotel managers, managers of travel agencies, estate agents and housing developers), as well as those who are indirectly involved (presidents of trade associations, bank managers) and those in administration (Tourist office staffs, councillors from all of the political parties). Our field of research is the Costa Blanca on the Spanish Mediterranean coast where residential tourism has been recognised as the dominant tourist typology when compared with other development models. Three basic thematic areas can be identified around which the information has been arranged: the economic, geoenvironmental and the socio-cultural dimensions. The dominant discourse tendency produces arguments which are closer to legitimation of the residential tourism model than to resistant.
Sponsor: Supported by two R&D projects: ‘Legitimation problems of residential tourism: action proposals from an analysis of social perception’ (SEJ2006 14620/SOCI) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science and ‘The social perception of residential tourism development: its ideological context within the host societies’ funded by the R&D Valencia Government Programme (AE/2007/070).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/10551
ISBN: 978-972-99397-7-8
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart
Peer Review: si
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