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The ‘Voiceless’ population: understanding the social impacts of tourism and their influence on the development of young people in tourist destinations
International Conference: Sustainability Issues and Challenges in Tourism
  • Antonia Canosa, Southern Cross University
  • Meredith Wray, Southern Cross University
Document Type
Conference publication
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Abstract
Social impact studies confirm that little attention has been given specifically to the views and values of younger generations of host communities. This paper proposes that the involvement of young residents in sustainable tourism development is important given that young people live and grow up with the problems, challenges and opportunities that life in a tourist destination poses. This paper forms the conceptual background to a PhD study based on an ethnographic investigation of the youth population in the mature coastal tourist destination of Byron Bay, located on the far north coast of New South Wales, Australia.
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Citation Information

Canosa, A & Wray, M 2013, 'The ‘Voiceless’ population: understanding the social impacts of tourism and their influence on the development of young people in tourist destinations', Proceedings of the International Conference: Sustainability Issues and Challenges in Tourism, Istanbul, Turkey, 3-5 October, Bogaziçi University Printhouse, Bebek, Istanbul, pp. 53-57.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13032917.2013.861733