Journal Article Cognitive value of tourism resources and their relationship with accessibility: A case of Noto region, Japan.

Uchiyama, Yuta  ,  Kohsaka, Ryo

19pp.61 - 68 , 2016-07-01 , Elsevier
We analyzed cognitive values of the local residents by examining the correlation of the cognitive value and distances from the place of residence by respondents. The results are from the local residents who are frequently the main stakeholders for resource managements. The research site is Noto region in Ishikawa, Japan. We identified that tourism resources can be grouped into three categories: (i) the values of resources distributed along quadratic functions (U curve), (ii) those that decreased along negative linear functions, and (iii) those that did not have clear linear or nonlinear relationships between accessibility and their values. Moreover, impressions by residents in verbal terms were examined whether these impressions had correlation with the tourism resources. The typology and their linkage to impressions by residents in quantitative approaches provide us with unique perspectives for sustainable tourism management and destination management by combining of the different tourism resources. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
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