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Perceived impact of tourism by the resident population in

Torrevieja: national versus non-national residents

 

Fernando A. López Hernández1* and Sara de la Santísima Trinidad Mercader 2

 

Received: 14/11/2014 Accepted: 18/12/2014

 

1 Department of Quantitative Methods and Computing Technical University of Cartagena, C/ Real 3, 30201 – Cartagena, Spain, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Phone: +34 968325619
2 Research Group Quantitative Methods for Data Analysis Technical University of Cartagena, C/ Real 3, 30201 – Cartagena, Spain, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Abstract
 

The perception of the impact of tourism on the resident population is the key to the tourist industry. The tourist development of the Mediterranean coast has led to a population explosion where the largest figures are of non-national origin, which have become the majority, ahead of the Spanish population. Nationality in the perception of the host population has been overlooked, but this is an important factor in Torrevieja (Spain), where more than 50% of the host population is non-national. Our finding confirms that these two host groups, national and non-national, have different perceptions of the impact of tourism in the area.

 

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Keywords:  tourism perception, cross-national, non-national residents, tourism impact.


Citation: Lopez, F., S. Mercader (2015) Perceived impact of tourism by the resident population in Torrevieja: national versus non-national residents. European Journal of Tourism Research 10, pp. 120-126

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