Tourism and Community Well-Being: An Applied Approach

McGehee, Nancy G., Knollenberg, Whitney, Moscardo, Gianna, Murphy, Laurie, and Konovalov, Elena (2012) Tourism and Community Well-Being: An Applied Approach. In: [Presented at the 2012 TTRA Annual International Conference]. From: TTRa Annual International Conference, June 17-19 2012, Virginia Beach, VA, USA.

[img] PDF (Extended Abstract) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website:


This study utilized a grounded, inductive framework to explore the relationship between tourism and the well-being of communities through the integration of three complimentary planning and strategy exercises. Attendees of a regional tourism development conference in Queensland, Australia participated in a “Futures Wheel, Appreciative Inquiry, and Make It Fail” exercise. This was part of a workshop hosted by researchers interested in understanding the current and future relationship between tourism and community well-being. In order to provide parameters for the three-step exercise, Flora’s community capitals framework was applied as a means of identifying components of a community that contribute to its well-being. These exercises benefitted both practitioners and researchers seeking to understand how stakeholders perceive tourism’s impacts on community well-being. This paper demonstrates how the exercises were applied in a workshop setting and presents limited findings based on the analysis of a portion of the data.

Item ID: 77837
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Keywords: community well-being, planning and strategy exercises, community based tourism planning, community capitals, stakeholders
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2023 05:17
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350803 Tourism management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110499 Tourism services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 1
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page