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The economic impact of recreation development: a synopsisAuthor(s): Wendell G. Breadsley
Source: In: Larson, E.vH., ed. The Forest Recreation Symposium. State University of New York College of Forestry; 1971 October 12-14: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 28-32.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionEconomic impacts per dollar of tourist expenditure have generally been found to be low compared to other economic sectors in local less-developed areas where recreation development is often proposed as a stimulus for economic growth. Tourism, however, can be economically important where potential or existing recreation attractions can encourage tourist spending in amounts large enough to offset these lower per-dollar impacts. In addition to definitions useful in interpreting the results of impact studies, findings from several investigations of local effects of recreation spending are discussed.
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CitationBreadsley, Wendell G. 1971. The economic impact of recreation development: a synopsis. In: Larson, E.vH., ed. The Forest Recreation Symposium. State University of New York College of Forestry; 1971 October 12-14: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 28-32.
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