A study of sport tourism’s environmental impact: A case study of Kenting traveling destination in Taiwan.

in International Symposium (oral presentation paper), 國際研討會(全文口頭發表)
標題A study of sport tourism’s environmental impact: A case study of Kenting traveling destination in Taiwan.
出版類型國際研討會(全文口頭發表)
出版年度2008
AuthorsLiu, 劉照金
出版日期Jun 3 2008 12:0
其他編號0000
中文摘要

The Purpose of this study was to analyse sport tourism’s impact on the environment. The study methods of this study included the use of a self-devised “Outline for an interview about sport tourism’s impacts on the environment” and “ a questionnaire about sport tourism’s perceived impacts on the environment” as two of the major tools. Local residents of Kenting traveling destination were targeted, 12 sport tourism business owners, employees within the tourism industry and local residents were selected for the interviews. In addition, 300 questionnaires were distributed to local residents, business owners, employees and 288 valid responses were released. The result of the collected data concluded the following: 1) Sport tourism’s impact on the environment included problems like to outdoor recreational places and facilities increase, community peaceful interference, natural environment and resource destruction, rubbish and messiness, traffic jam and park dislocation, etc. However, the overall impacts were still negative of the sport tourism’s impacts on the environment, especially the ecological environment destruction, traffic question, rubbish problem were comparatively serious. 2) The Influence factor of the perception of local residents toward sport tourism’s impacts on environment including three factors of “life environment cognition”, “natural ecology cognition” and “promote environment cognition”. 3) The perception of local residents toward sport tourism’s impacts on environment appeared to be more negative than positive, furthermore, locally born residents, the sport tourism businessmen, and the local employees’ within the tourism industry recognition of the sport tourism’s impacts on environment tended to be significant lower than temporary incoming residents. 4) Responses from various relationships to the tourism industries or normal residents in Kenting had similar perception, but ‘promote environment cognition’ were significant differences only. The conclusion of this study indicated that local residents of Kenting still recognized the sport tourism’s impacts on environment in general were more negative than positive, but they had more tolerant recognition toward environment and shared similar common sense upon sport tourism’s impacts on environment regardless their status and industry within sport tourism.
Keywords: sport tourism, tourism impact, environmental impact.

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