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Asian Journal of Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 479) Last page : ( 489)
Print ISSN : 0976-495X. Online ISSN : 2321-5763.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5763.2018.00075.6

Measurement for Responsible Tourism: Development of a Stakeholder-Based Scale

Dr. Mathew Paul V.1,*, Kuriakose Vijay2,**

1Program Manager ASAP, Govt.of Kerala

2Research Scholar School of Management Studies, CUSAT

*Corresponding Author E-mail: paulvmathew.hr@gmail.com

**vijaythuruthel@gmail.com

Online published on 2 June, 2018.

Abstract

Gauging Responsible Tourism (RT) seems difficult, being it consists of multiple, complex and intangible indicators. At the same time, many tourism destinations adore with the tag of Responsible Tourism, without considering its dueness and theoretical underpinnings, which makes it an elusive construct. The issue becomes more crucial when the concept is gaining global attention due to its increased impact on community and livelihood. Hence also, a need aroused to define the indicators of Responsible Tourism to demarcate destinations on the basis of its responsibility towards various stakeholders. In this juncture, authors attempt to provide a theoretical frame work on responsible tourism along with designing a measurement tool, for tourism destination. As the community residing in the destination is considered as the real feelers of tourism impact, present study considers feed-backs from diverse stakeholders of tourism in the destination community as the edifice of the scale

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Keywords

Responsible Tourism (RT), Sustainable Development, Triple-bottom line, Scale Development.

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