Despite the acknowledged importance of tourism to global economies, and the attention given to empirical research in developed countries, very little attention has been given to research in less developed countries, particularly those in the Caribbean. In this study, residents in the tourism resort communities of Negril, Montego Bay, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica, West Indies rated their perceptions of the economic impact of tourism on their community. The mean scores indicated that residents perceived an overall slightly positive economic impact of tourism However, ANOV A results showed statistically significant difference in the degree of positive perceptions based on the socio-demographic variables of community, employment, placed of employment, and length of residence. The implications of these findings for the host residents and the tourist industry is discussed.
Frater, Joel L.
"The Economic Impact of Tourism: Jamaican Residents' Perceptions,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 17
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol17/iss1/4