Social Sciences — GDP7

Tourism Impacts and Second Home Development in Coastal Communities: A Sustainable Approach, P. Long,  H. Hao, W. Knollenberg, C. Landry,  D. Peterson, T. Crawford

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  1. petersondo11

    Dr. Kain,

    These are all good questions and I will try my best to answer them so you may more clearly understand the study.

    Question 1. Establish an understanding of the perceptions about the tourism industry and study area. Determine the primary issues and concerns regarding the impact that tourism has on the community. An example, identify perceptions of the importance of sustainable actions on future economic success each of the three counties in the study. In addtion, determine how climate impacts resident and second home owners’ property and recreational decisions.

    Part 2 to question 1
    The study intent was not for the respondents to take direct actions , but rather use
    the findings of the study to identify ways to reach policy makers, planners, tourism personnel, environmental advocates, vacation property associations, developers and business representatives and make them aware of the perceptions of the residents (full/second) on the importance of sutainable actions regarding tourism.

    Question 2
    I went back and looked at the survey questions and didn’t see a definition of Sustainable tourism , but specific questions were asked about sustainable actions and tourism in each of the counties. The residents responses determined if they felt that sustainable practices were important or not important ( 1-5 scale) .
    Question 3
    The team surveyed homeowners in just the three counties listed in the presentation.
    Question 4

    Some example results of survey that were statistically significant were that full time residents were more satisified than second home owners with;less satisfaction regarding tourism , “cleanliness and upkeep of community ” crime prevention compared to resort areas. Full time residents were put greater importance than second home owners on (being energy efficent, reducing comsumption of freshwater , managing recyling waste, air quailty, how public land is used for tourim)

    The results of this study can be packaged in a report or presenation format for public outreach addressing the concerns of the residents in regards to the findings of the study.This study should also highlight the appropriate audience most interested in the content of the study. The findings should be brought to the attention of the public and connect the findings in the study which implicate public policy, developement and planning.
    The study could be used as model for any NC counties which have a high second home resident population to full time residents to compare perceptions of sustainable tourims on the community.

  2. kaind

    Hi Doug–

    I was able to look at your poster this morning. It’s nicely organized and easy to follow. The maps are well done. I thought maybe the maps could have been a little smaller to allow more room for the charts and additional text.

    I have a few questions for you.

    Question 1: You mention in your introduction that the survey respondents “were asked to assess the importance of a set of sustainable actions.” The results focused primarily on conditions. What were some of the “sustainable actions” that you asked survey participants about? Were these actions that homeowners would take or actions that others would take (for example, attracting sustainable tourism)?

    Question 2: Were homeowners given a definition of “sustainable” or “sustainable tourism” as part of the survey?

    Question 3: Did the team survey homeowners in only 3 counties—the ones represented in the poster by the maps?

    Question 4: In the Results and Discussion section, you mention statistical differences between full-time and second home owners. What were some of those that were most significant?

    Question 5: What kinds of “tools” do you hope will result from your project?

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