Volume 4 Issue 4 August 2006 Applied Research Note 1

A Framework for Monitoring and Modeling Sustainable Tourism

by Stuart P. Cottrell, & Jerry J. Vaske

This study examined the relative contribution of four sustainability dimensions in predicting residents’ satisfaction with a National Park’s role in tourism development. Residents from three communities bordering the Hoge Veluwe NP in The Netherlands were included in the study. Structural equation modeling supported the hypothesis that all four latent dimensions were significant predictors of resident satisfaction with sustainable tourism. The economic dimension was the strongest predictor followed by the institutional, socio-cultural, and ecological. Findings highlight the need to include all four dimensions when monitoring sustainable tourism development.

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