Tourism as A Driver of Development: An Evidence from Selected Tourism Stakeholders in Vigan City

Lord Jan Talania Rodiris

Abstract


This research investigates the tourism of Vigan City, the impact of tourism, and the relationship between tourism and its impact on Vigan City. This utilized the descriptive-correlational research design with a validated questionnaire checklist used to gather the data from the selected tourism stakeholders. Findings suggest that there is a significant relationship between the tourism impact in Vigan City and the level of the tourism industry in Vigan City. Thus, developments for the tourism industry, particularly in the transportation system, tourism marketing, attraction, and destination, could increase the tourism demand and is a good development contributor, particularly on economics, social, physical, and political aspects of tourism. From the findings, it is highly recommended that there should be further development initiatives and further research activities to identify other strategies for tourism development other than the variables used in the study to maximize the benefits of the tourism industry. Continuous development is also needed along with tourism transportation, marketing, attractions, and destination, and lastly, sustainability should also be considered. This research is necessary because it fills the gap in the literature of Hasan & Siddique (2016), particularly on maximizing the benefits of tourism in sustaining the quality of the social, economic, and environmental assets.


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Tourism Industry; Tourism Impact; Vigan City; Tourism Development; City Development

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.31098/tsdr.v2i1.39

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