Tourism Development and Recreation: Some Findings From a Case Study

Authors

  • Daniel J. Stynes
  • Susan I. Stewart

Keywords:

Tourism, markets, resources, public relations, impacts

Abstract

Interrelationships between tourism and recreation within a community are examined using data from a case study of the impacts of a major tourism resort. The implications for park and recreation administrators are discussed in terms of markets, resources, and public relations. Recreation and tourism are best seen as distinct markets. Tourism businesses and park and recreation organizations should consider both local residents and tourists in designing facilities and programs. By taking into account the perspectives of tourists, tourism businesses and the residents of the community, park and recreation administrators can serve local and tourist markets, more effectively use community resources, and enhance their support base within the community.

Published

1993-10-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers