Residents' Perceptions of Tourism Impacts on Island Destinations: A Comparative Analysis
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Tourism Research
Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 578–585, November/December 2014
How to Cite
2014), Residents' Perceptions of Tourism Impacts on Island Destinations: A Comparative Analysis, Int. J. Tourism Res., 16, 578–585, doi:10.1002/jtr.1951., and (
- Issue published online: 27 OCT 2014
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 APR 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 25 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 3 OCT 2012
- tourism impacts;
- tourism destination management;
- tourism invasion
This paper presents a comparative analysis of the resident's perception of tourisms impacts on two very successful major mature island destinations (Tenerife and Mallorca). To do so, we conducted a study based on the social exchange theory by using a scale that measures residents' perceptions of tourism's positive and negative impacts on the economy, culture, society and the environment. The results based on more than 1100 interviews show that similar opinions arise on both islands; however, significant differences in terms of the level of perception of the impacts in the two destinations have also been unveiled. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.