publication . Other literature type . Article . 2007

Residents’ attitudes towards tourism in Bigodi village, Uganda

Andrew Lepp;
  • Published: 01 Jun 2007
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract This research was conducted in the rural village of Bigodi, Uganda. Bigodi is a village of approximately 385 adults and has been involved with tourism since 1991. Bigodi's primary attraction is a forested wetland managed by a local tourism cooperative. Tourists are guided through the wetland in search of primates and tropical birds. Village life and local culture are also experienced. This research investigated residents’ attitudes towards tourism in Bigodi. Data were collected and analyzed with qualitative methods. Results show residents have consistently positive attitudes towards tourism. Positive attitudes result from resident's belief that tourism ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Economics, Economic growth, Community development, Public opinion, business.industry, business, Qualitative research, Tourism, Rural area, Economic impact analysis, Rural tourism, Theory of reasoned action
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