DO TOURISTS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY HAVE THE SAME PERCEPTION OF TOURISM IMPACTS IN A RIVER BEACHES REGION?

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the perception of tourists (TRs) and the local community (CL) about the positive and negative impacts of tourism in Cocalinho-MT, a city located on the middle course of the Araguaia River. We surveyed during the high season (July/2019) by applying a semi-structured questionnaire. Both the TRs and CL highlighted the positive economic impact of tourism. Concerning the negative impacts, both groups highlighted the environmental impact of tourism. The perception of tourism for TRs and CL pointed out impacts in the economic, social and environmental areas. Information like this can assist decision-makers in management strategies in the Cocalinho region and other similar tourist regions.

Author Biographies

Gleicon Queiroz de Brito, University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil

Doctoral student in Environmental Sciences at the University of Brasília (UnB). Environmental and Limnological Studies and Research Nucleus (NEPAL), UnB Faculty of Planaltina (FUP).

Johnny Rodrigues de Melo Murta, University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil

Doctoral student in Environmental Sciences at the University of Brasília (UnB). Environmental and Limnological Studies and Research Nucleus (NEPAL), UnB Faculty of Planaltina (FUP).

Thallia Santana Silva, University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil

Master's student in Environmental Sciences at the University of Brasília (UnB). Environmental and Limnological Studies and Research Nucleus (NEPAL), UnB Faculty of Planaltina (FUP).

Adriana de Souza Carneiro, University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil

Master's student in Environmental Sciences at the University of Brasília (UnB). Environmental and Limnological Studies and Research Nucleus (NEPAL), UnB Faculty of Planaltina (FUP).

Gabriela dos Santos Gomes, University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil

Graduate student in Environmental Management from the University of Brasilia (UnB). Environmental and Limnological Studies and Research Nucleus (NEPAL), UnB Faculty of Planaltina (FUP).

Sérgio Fernandes Mendonça Filho, University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil

Master in Environmental Sciences from the University of Brasília (UnB). Environmental and Limnological Studies and Research Nucleus (NEPAL), UnB Faculty of Planaltina (FUP).

Luiz Felippe Salemi, University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil

Professor of the Postgraduate Program in Environmental Sciences at the University of Brasília (UnB). Environmental and Limnological Studies and Research Nucleus (NEPAL), UnB Faculty of Planaltina (FUP).

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Published
01/06/2021
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BRITO, Gleicon Queiroz de et al. DO TOURISTS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY HAVE THE SAME PERCEPTION OF TOURISM IMPACTS IN A RIVER BEACHES REGION?. Geosaberes, Fortaleza, v. 12, p. 159 - 172, june 2021. ISSN 2178-0463. Available at: <http://geosaberes.ufc.br/geosaberes/article/view/1133>. Date accessed: 05 dec. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.26895/geosaberes.v12i0.1133.
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