Residents of island tourism destinations are subject to a variety of impacts their quality of life. One impact that has recently emerged as an issue is psychological stress. Psychological stress can often lead to negative physical and mental health outcomes. Island destinations develop along Butler’s (1980) Tourism Area Life Cycle in different ways based on geography, population, accessibility, and a variety of other variables. Oftentimes rapid development follows the creation of transportation links like a new airport or cruise port. The development of cruise ports in particular often bring rapid development with unforeseen consequences. In this study, we examine the tourism related stressors experienced by residents of three island destinations with varying levels of development and cruise tourism visitation. Thematic analysis of residents’ perceived stressors revealed that level of development and type of tourism play a role in the breadth, depth, and type of stressors perceived by residents.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Event||Uncharted Territory: Reimagining Tourism for a New Era - Online, Fort Worth, United States|
Duration: 14 Jun 2021 → 16 Jun 2021
|Abbreviated title||2021 TTRA International Conference|
|Period||14/06/21 → 16/06/21|
- Tourism impacts