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An exploratory study of environmental values and beliefs of Japanese adventure tourists in Hawaii.
e-review of tourism research (2005)
  • Oksana Grybovych, University of Northern Iowa
  • Ariana Cela, University of Northern Iowa
  • Yuka Inui
  • Samuel V. Lankford, University of Northern Iowa
Abstract
Adventure tourism and eco-tourism are becoming increasingly popular among travelers over the world. This case study identifies environmental perceptions of a random sample of Japanese (adventure) tourists on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. The modified New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) scale (Dunlap & Van Liere, 1978) was utilized to measure environmental perceptions of travelers. Despite the small sample size, the data provided a general socio-demographic profile of Japanese adventure tourists, and their environmental perceptions. Study findings may serve to support resource management decisions for the development of adventure tourism that is believed to become a significant niche market in Hawaii.
Keywords
  • environmental attitudes,
  • New Enviro nmental Paradigm (NEP) scale,
  • Japanese travelers,
  • Hawaii
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
Citation Information
Oksana Grybovych, Ariana Cela, Yuka Inui and Samuel V. Lankford. "An exploratory study of environmental values and beliefs of Japanese adventure tourists in Hawaii." e-review of tourism research Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2005) p. 23 - 30
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/oksana-grybovych/6/