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THE IMPACT OF RESPONSIBLE TOURISM ON DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PASSIKUDAH TOURISM DESTINATION

Authors:
N. Sariskumar; Dr. T. Bhavan

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N. Sariskumar; Dr. T. Bhavan
Department of Economics, Eastern University, Sri Lanka

MLA 8
Sariskumar, N., and Dr. T. Bhavan. "THE IMPACT OF RESPONSIBLE TOURISM ON DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PASSIKUDAH TOURISM DESTINATION." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 5933-5959, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=413. Accessed Nov. 2018.
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Sariskumar, N., & Bhavan, D. (2018, November). THE IMPACT OF RESPONSIBLE TOURISM ON DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PASSIKUDAH TOURISM DESTINATION. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(11), 5933-5959. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=413
Chicago
Sariskumar, N., and Dr. T. Bhavan. "THE IMPACT OF RESPONSIBLE TOURISM ON DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PASSIKUDAH TOURISM DESTINATION." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 11 (November 2018), 5933-5959. Accessed November, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=413.

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Abstract:
An ideal tourism development plays a very significant role in the economic and social development, and is concerned about the conservation of natural environment. The residents in the community are affected by tourism and the participation of local community is essential for the sustainable management of destination. Hence, impacts of tourism on Quality of Life (QOL) of community become an index of destination competitiveness and its image. There are three variables used in this study which are Responsible Tourism, Destination sustainability and Quality of Life. This study is mainly considering primary data. The primary data were collected through closed structure questionnaire from 200 respondents in Kalkudah GN Division. The collected data were analysed by using univariate, correlation and regression analysis. Study found that Responsible Tourism practices have a significant positive relation with the Destination Sustainability, and satisfaction of community towards particular life domains. Study revealed that sustainability dimensions of the destination are positive functions of the corresponding QOL domains of local residents. It was found that Responsible Tourism practices are a predictor of life satisfaction. Also, the mediating role of Destination Sustainability and Quality of Life of residents calls for the increased attention on the creation of sustainable livelihood, community engagement, and environmental consciousness. This can have significant contribution towards sustainable destination management.