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    Author(s): Patrick T. Tierney; Deborah J. ChavezJames D. Absher
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: Chavez, Deborah J.; Winter, Patricia L.; Absher, James D., eds. Recreation visitor research: studies of diversity. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-210. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 39-49. Chapter 4
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
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    Leisure travel and visitation to natural areas and constraints to undertaking these activities are important concerns for recreation resource managers and tourism businesses. Surveys were administered to Los Angeles, Barcelona, Glasgow, and Morelia, Mexico, residents to ascertain leisure travel and undeveloped natural area visitation levels and constraints. A comparison of these cities with abundant nearby natural resources shows significant differences in leisure travel and natural area visitation levels. Differences were attributable to respondent demographic disparities and importance of visitation constraints. The study identifies how cultural values produce significant differences in visitation constraints and use of undeveloped natural areas.

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    Tierney, Patrick T.; Chavez, Deborah J.; Absher, James D. 2008. Constraints to leisure travel and visitation to natural areas: An international comparison of four cities. In: Chavez, Deborah J.; Winter, Patricia L.; Absher, James D., eds. Recreation visitor research: studies of diversity. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-210. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 39-49. Chapter 4.

    Keywords

    Recreation, natural areas, cross-cultural, constraints, visitation, international

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