Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9207
Title: Living on the edge
Authors: Mckercher, B 
Fu, C
Keywords: Periphery
Domestic
Social impacts
Subsistence
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Annals of tourism research, 2006, v. 33, no. 2, p. 508-524 How to cite?
Journal: Annals of tourism research 
Abstract: This study examines the role that tourism plays for residents of Tap Mun, an island off the northeast coast of Hong Kong which is in its last stages of decline. Once it was a vibrant fishing and farming community, but today its economy is reliant on tourism. The majority of enterprises provide only a marginal income and most workers are seasonal. Yet, this business provides the residents with the economic rationale to remain on the island, and in doing so, enables them to retain their existing social networks, sense of place, and connection to their ancestral homes. Thus, the net social benefits of pursuing subsistence-level tourism outweigh the limited economic gains.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9207
ISSN: 0160-7383
EISSN: 1873-7722
DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2005.12.009
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