Handbook of Tourism and Quality-of-Life Research

Enhancing the Lives of Tourists and Residents of Host Communities

  • Muzaffer Uysal
  • Richard Perdue
  • M. Joseph Sirgy

Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxii
  2. Muzaffer Uysal, Richard Perdue, M. Joseph Sirgy
    Pages 1-5
  3. Tourism and QOL

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Sebastian Filep
      Pages 31-50
    3. Vincent P. Magnini, John B. Ford, Michael S. LaTour
      Pages 51-63
    4. Manuel Vanegas Sr.
      Pages 65-83
    5. Janne J. Liburd, Pierre Benckendorff, Jack Carlsen
      Pages 105-132
  4. QOL from the Perspectives of Tourists

About this book


Quality of life (QOL) research in tourism has gained much momentum over the last two decades. Academics working in this area research issues related to tourists and host communities. Practitioners are becoming increasingly interested in understanding the science that allows them to develop better marketing and managerial programs designed to enhance the quality of life of tourists. Tourism bureaus and government agencies are increasingly interested in issues of sustainable tourism, specifically in understanding and measuring the impact of tourism on the quality of life of the residents of the host communities. This handbook covers all relevant topics and is divided into two parts: research relating to travelers/tourists, and research relating to the residents of host communities. It is the only state-of-the-art reference book in its field and will prove invaluable to academics interested in QOL research, as well as tourism practitioners interested in applying the science of QOL in the tourism industry.


Quality of Life Sustainable Tourism Tourism Well-Being Tourism and Quality of Life

Editors and affiliations

  • Muzaffer Uysal
    • 1
  • Richard Perdue
    • 2
  • M. Joseph Sirgy
    • 3
  1. 1.State University, Dept. Hospitality & Tourism ManagementVirginia Polytechnic Institute &BlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.State University, Dept. Hospitality & Tourism ManagementVirginia Polytechnic Institute &BlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.Pamlin College of Business, Dept. MarketingVirginia Polytechnic InstituteBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2288-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2287-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2288-0
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