Residents' Strategies for Responding to Tourism Impacts Academic Article uri icon


  • This article reports four strategies that comprise a continuum for responding to tourism impacts: embracement, tolerance, adjustment, and withdrawal. The behaviors seem to result from reactions to tourists' numbers and behavior rather than from a cultural gap. Two directions for future research are suggested: to relate residents' perceptions of tourism impacts to the behavioral strategies they adopt, and to develop an instrument for measuring the strategies continuum described.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Travel Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Ap, J., & Crompton, J. L.

citation count

  • 232

complete list of authors

  • Ap, John||Crompton, John L

publication date

  • July 1993