Tourism development and impacts: lessons from the Island of Rhodes, Greece

Pappas, Nikolaos and Tsartas, Paris (2009) Tourism development and impacts: lessons from the Island of Rhodes, Greece. Acta Turistica, 21 (2). pp. 184-209. ISSN 0353-4316

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Abstract

During the post Second World War period, the island of Rhodes experienced significant changes at several levels of its economy, society, and environment, associated directly or indirectly with rapid tourism development. The tourism impacts are profound on both locals and visitors. The purpose of this paper is to examine the key informants’ perceptions in Rhodes toward tourism impacts. Moreover it correlates the respondents’ perceptions with the previous studies’ outcomes in the region. Finally, it produces information concerning the perceived future strategies and policies that have to be followed and discusses tourism evolution in Rhodes based on various theories of tourism development.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism Impacts, Development, Urban, Island, Destination
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism
Depositing User: Nikolaos Pappas
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 21:45
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 09:09
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1361

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