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dc.contributor.advisorArcodia, Charles
dc.contributor.advisorHales, Robert
dc.contributor.authorVu, Hoai Namen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:25:11Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:25:11Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366034
dc.description.abstractTourism is often utilised by governments of developing countries to enhance economic development opportunities that will increase the quality of life of citizens. The overreliance on economic growth stimulated by tourism has in many cases compromised environmental and social aspects of sustainable development. Possible solutions to these issues lie in incorporating all dimensions of the development model to address socio- ecological issues, and in improving the role of the tourism industry in shaping sustainable societies, towards a better quality of life for the community. The purpose of this study is to explore key factors influencing the adoption of a people- centred approach to sustainable development within a tourism destination, in particular to achieve greater social outcomes within the sustainable development of Vietnam. In this study, a people-centred approach to sustainable destination management and tourism planning puts people at the centre of sustainable development. The key aspect of a people-centred approach to tourism destination management is the effective engagement of stakeholders in the development process, which aims to ensure the socio-cultural viability of the host community. Underpinning such an approach is a practice of shared moral responsibility among the stakeholders. Through exploring a case study in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam, the study employed both qualitative and quantitative approaches in order to examine how a people-centred approach can be applied or enhanced in the study site. In-depth interviews were conducted with governmental officers and content analysis was undertaken to analyse the responses. Two sets of questionnaire surveys were used to seek the responses of tourists and local residents for use in multivariate analysis. A mixed methods approach was used to help answer the applied nature of the research questions.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsTourism, Vietnamen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSustainable tourism, Vietnamen_US
dc.subject.keywordsTourist destination management, Vietnamen_US
dc.titleEmbracing Sustainability through a People-centred Approach to Tourism Planning and Destination Management in Nha Trang, Vietnamen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
dc.date.embargoEnd2018-05-11en_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business Schoolen_US
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dc.rights.accessRightsRestricted (for period of time)en_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1489108499131en_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentGriffith Business Schoolen_US


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