1st Edition

Methodological Advancements in Social Impacts of Tourism Research

Edited By Manuel Alector Ribeiro, Kyle Maurice Woosnam Copyright 2024

    This book offers a fresh perspective of on some of the cutting-edge methodological approaches being used among scholars conducting work on social impacts of tourism. These works are international in focus, spanning across Europe (e.g., Austria, Croatia, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, and Turkey) and Asia (e.g., Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Turkey). The authors employ qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs and some of the notable focus areas include comparative studies of residents’ perspectives of tourism (i.e., involving impacts of various forms of tourism and community children’s perceptions of tourism); statistical techniques such as multigroup invariance analysis and fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis; and the employment of novel measurement tools such as the implicit association test involving residents’ implicit stereotypes of visitors from multiple countries and the utilization of the human-scale development to identify residents’ needs and satisfiers. This edited volume will most assuredly advance the methodological focus of research on social impacts of tourism moving forward.

    This book will be of great interest to all upper-level students and researchers in tourism, planning and related fields. The chapters in this volume were originally published as a special issue of Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

    Introduction: Methodological advancements in social impacts of tourism research
    Manuel Alector Ribeiro and Kyle Maurice Woosnam

    1.     Do residents differentiate between the impacts of tourism, cruise tourism, and Airbnb tourism?
    Evan J. Jordan, José Cabral Vieira, Carlos M. Santos and Ting-Yen (Tim) Huang

    2.     Towards advancing theory and methods on tourism development from residents’ perspectives: Developing a framework on the pathway to impact
    Hossein G. T. Olya

    3.     The effect of minority residents’ attitudes and emotional solidarity on ethnic neighborhood tourism: a multigroup invariance analysis
    Naho Ueda Maruyama, Manuel Alector Ribeiro and Kyle Maurice Woosnam

    4.     Assessing explicit and implicit stereotypes in tourism: self-reports and implicit association test
    Wai Tsz Serene Tse and Vincent Wing Sun Tung

    5.     Interferences generated on the well-being of local communities by the activity of online platforms for tourist accommodation
    José Maria Martín-Martín, Juan F. Prados-Castillo, Juan de Dios Jiménez Aguilera and Eva Porras González

    6.     Towards sustainable tourism development in a mature destination: measuring multi-group invariance between residents and visitors’ attitudes with high use of accommodation-sharing platforms
    Andrés Chamarro, José Cobo-Benita and María Dolores Herrero Amo

    7.     Social impacts of mega-events: a systematic narrative review and research agenda
    Judith Mair, P. Monica Chien, Sarah Jane Kelly & Stephanie Derrington

    8.     Exploring the neglected voices of children in sustainable tourism development: a comparative study in six European tourist destinations
    Marko Koščak, Mladen Knežević, Daniel Binder, Antonio Pelaez-Verdet, Cem Işik, Vladimir Mićić, Katarina Borisavljević and Tina Šegota



    Manuel Alector Ribeiro is Associate Professor in Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, UK; Senior Research Fellow in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa; and Research Member in the Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well- being (Cinturs) at the University of Algarve, Portugal.

    Kyle Maurice Woosnam is Professor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia, USA and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.