Residents’ Perception of Tourism Development: A Case Study with Reference to Coorg District in Karnataka

Mr. Sukhesh P ., Dr M.V Krishnamurthy .


This study reports the findings from a survey of residents of the tourism destinations in coorg district Karnataka. A questionnaire was administered to 512 residents of the tourism destinations in the study area. Through an analysis of the findings it was found that 70.6% favor the presence of tourists in the area, 9.4% neither oppose nor favor the presence, while20% oppose their presence. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) shows that there is a significant difference (p<o.oo1, HS) in perception among the various components of tourisms. The overall percentage Mean 73.88 denotes good perception towards tourisms, so perception towards presence of tourisms is positive as 73.88% falls in the category of 50% to 75%.


Tourism development, Resident perception.

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