Tourism and quality of life: towards a more critical approach

Moscardo, Gianna (2009) Tourism and quality of life: towards a more critical approach. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 9 (2). pp. 159-170.

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The concept of quality of life (QoL) is implicit in much of the academic literature on tourism impacts. Tourism academics have explored in some detail the contributions that tourism makes to various aspects of the QoL of destination residents. But these explorations have been limited by the social representations that academics hold of tourism. This paper examines those social representations and argues that a more explicit consideration of QoL can help in the development of a better framework for critically analysing tourism impacts. This framework is explored in a qualitative study of social representations of tourism and its impacts on the individual tourist.

Item ID: 8873
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1742-9692
Keywords: quality of life;, tourism impacts; tourist evaluations; social representations
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2010 00:54
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150602 Tourism Forecasting @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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