ABSTRACT

Pérez-Liu, R. and Tejada-Tejada, M., 2020. Citizens´ view of their relationship with tourism in a desert coastal area. In: Malvárez, G. and Navas, F. (eds.), Global Coastal Issues of 2020. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 95, pp. 925–929. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

The perceptions of the local community about the benefits and costs of tourism are crucial to the government's actions and programs, having the ability to stop or promote the rate of increase in tourism. This study analyzes how the residents of the Paracas Bay perceive and respond to tourism. A model of structural equations was proposed based on the social exchange theory. The results show that the relationship between perception and behavior can be complex according the development model applied and the characteristics of the residents.

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