Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 386

Full Length Research Paper

Influencing factors of community participation in tourism development: A case study of Xingwen world Geopark

  SHUI Wei1*, XU Xueyi1, WEI Yali2 and WANG Xinggui3  
  1Department of Eco-Agriculture and Rural Development, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, 611130, Sichuan, P. R. China. 2College of Resources and Environment, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, 611130, Sichuan, P. R. China. 3Department of Environment and Life Science, Sichuan University for Nationalities, Kingding 626001, Sichuan, P. R. China.
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  •  Accepted: 21 March 2012
  •  Published: 04 April 2012

Abstract

 

In order to find out the influencing factors of community participation in the tourism development process, several influencing factors are summed up through field survey, questionnaires of local residents and the logistic regression analysis of the investigation datum gained from Xingwen world Geopark. Results indicated there are several key influencing factors of community participation such as the comparative benefit of tourist industry, participant residents’ subjective wishes, preference consciousness of working opportunity obtainment in the tourist enterprise and participant skills. Based on the afore-mentioned, the paper put forward several methods about how to enhance the residents’ participant degree: increasing the comparative benefit of tourist industry, enhancing the attraction of tourism for boosting participant wishes, improving the preference consciousness on obtaining working opportunity in tourism industry and cultivating residents’ participant skills through training.

 

Key words: Community participation, influencing factors, logistic regression analysis, Xngwen world Geopark.