Recreational trail development within different geographical contexts as a determinant of income multiplier and local economic impact

Goda Lukoseviciute, Luis Nobre Pereira, Thomas Panagopoulos, Giancarlo Fedeli, Elaine Ramsey, Kyle Madden, Joan Condell

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Abstract

The development of recreational trails has gained popularity in recent years and therefore many scholars have studied various aspects of them. However, the recreational trail theoretical framework lacks an understanding of the relationship between the stage of trail development and income multiplier value. This research aims to examine this relationship and thus advance the traditional theory of recreational trail economic impact by providing an explanation of the relationship between the stage of trail development and the income multiplier.
This study applied a combined approach of Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) to assess the stage of trail development and the Ad hoc model to estimate the income multiplier and economic impact. The results of this study reveal that there is a strong correlation between the stage of trail development and income multiplier and
provide a novelty in traditional recreational trail management and economic impact theory thus enriching the topical literature.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101090
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages16
JournalTourism Management Perspectives
Volume46
Issue number101090
DOIs
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 7 Feb 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The present study has been financed by the European Union's Interreg Atlantic Area through project EAPA_797/2018 - TrailGazersBid: “An analytical & technical framework to measure returns from trail investment” and by FCT-Foundation for Science and Technology [FCT Grant Numbers: 2021.07472.BD and UIDP/SOC/04020/2020 ].

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 The Author(s)

Keywords

  • Stage of trail development
  • ROS Framework
  • Income Multiplier
  • Economic Development
  • Recreational Trails
  • Ad hoc Model
  • Recreational trails
  • Income multiplier
  • ROS framework
  • Economic development
  • Ad hoc model

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