December 11, 2007
The report, titled Sociocultural Effects of Tourism in Hoonah, Alaska, describes the development of the tourism industry in the rural community, explores tourism's effects on community life and resource use, and presents residents' perceptions of tourism's impact on the environment and social life.
The Hoonah community study that generated findings for this new report is part of a larger research project on tourism and recreation in southeast Alaska. Two other Alaska communities were studied as part of the project: Haines, which was featured in a report published in 2004; and Craig, which will be profiled in a forthcoming title. In 2005, a comprehensive summary of all of the project's findings was published.
Results from these studies will help planners better understand the factors involved in the relationship between tourism growth and community well-being. These findings also may be useful in making decisions about tourism management and recreation development.
On the Web:
Source of News:
Publish A Letter in SitNews Read Letters/Opinions