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|Issue Date: ||2010-10-28T07:55:07Z
The purpose of this study was to develop indictors to measure the development of ecotourism in mountainous areas within a sustainable development framework based on the perspective of the four major types of stakeholders—local residents, tourists, government agencies, and ecotourism owners . An ecotourism site populated by indigenous people in Taiwan was selected to serve as an example and the Delphi technique was employed to identify evaluation indictors of this tourist destination. A panel of 23 tourism experts provided input into the development of indicators. After two rounds of tests, a consensus was reached on the following set of 81 indictors: tourists (22), local residents (17), governmental agencies (22), and ecotourism owners (20). The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was employed to calculate the relative weight of each criterion. The experts placed the greatest importance on local residents (0.334), then on governmental agencies (0.293), tourists (0.201), and ecotourism owners (0.172) in order. Based on these evaluation criteria, the status of ecotourism in Dabang Village was found to have potentially sustainability. Furthermore, the identified evaluation variables can be applied to other destinations. The study can be a valuable tool for sustainable destination management.
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