Developing a community support model for tourism

Robin Nunkoo, Haywantee Ramkissoon

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This study developed a model of community support based on the social exchange theory. The model contained fourteen hypothesized relationships and was tested using the LISREL package from responses collected from residents of Grand-Baie, Mauritius. Results indicated that support was influenced by perceived benefits, perceived costs, and community satisfaction. Perceived benefits were affected by community satisfaction, institutional trust, power to influence tourism, and neighborhood conditions. Community satisfaction and neighborhood conditions did not exert a significant influence on perceived costs. Power to influence tourism was also not found to affect community satisfaction. Policy implications and limitations of the study are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-988
Number of pages25
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Community support
  • Neighborhood conditions
  • Overall community satisfaction
  • Power
  • Trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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