Estimating Tourism Effects on Residents: A Choice Modelling Approach to the Case of Rimini

  • Paolo Figini
  • Massimiliano Castellani
  • Laura Vici


For tourist destinations, sustainable economic development requires, together with the attainment of economic efficiency, environmental protection and social cohesion. This latter aspect implies that the local community has to be actively involved in the planning and in the management of the tourism sector, and that (the great part of) tourism earnings have to be fairly distributed among the residents.

Desires and aspirations of local residents, and their attitudes towards tourists should be carefully taken into consideration by tourism planners (Akis et al., 1996; Faulkner and Tideswell, 1997). The success of many tourism development programs depends on a local management that is sensible both to the social impact of tourism on the host population, and able to increase the benefits derived from tourism by preventing or reducing its negative aspects.

Overall, tourism has both positive and negative externalities on local populations. Previous studies corroborate these...


Choice Experiment Attribute Level Alternative Scenario Tourism Development Conditional Logit Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Figini
    • 1
  • Massimiliano Castellani
    • 1
  • Laura Vici
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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