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International Journal of Tourism Anthropology (2 papers in press)
Local residents perception of the impacts of mountain adventure tourism: The Case of Si-gunaing mountain range, Tibet by P.U. Pian, LING Xiao Pan, L.I.U. Yong Abstract: The development of mountain adventure tourism had multiple impacts on the communities social culture, but related studies are rare. Mount Si guniang, located in Heng Duan mountain area of China, has becoming an important destination for mountain adventures in the past 40 years. Based on the interview and authors 30years of observational experience, this paper shows that the mountain adventure tourism has complicated impacts on the local society and culture, those are the residents next generation receives a better education and some traditional revitalization. And also the social climate becomes better, individual has better change. Still, the language and some traditional dance are losing more quickly. The biggest finding is that many social problems did not happen because the traditional religion and norm still remains. Residents practice their traditional religion in the mountain adventure tourism service. In a comparison with the regular tourism, mountain adventure tourism brings more benefit to local residents since the main jobs are taken by local people. Keywords: Mountain Adventure Tourism; Si guniang; Tibetan town; Residents’ perception.
Evolutionary Approach to Tourist Motives by Ilker Gül Abstract: The objective of this study is to determine the source of tourism motives and how it persists. Why do tens of millions of people spend their savings to travel somewhere they have never been before? Many tourism researchers think the answer lies in touristic motivations. Tourism is a human behaviour. Psychology and the evolutionary sciences are looking for reasons for this human behaviour with the support of history and anthropology. This article examines evolutionary motives and tourism motives to understand their possible relationship. In addition, a framework is presented in order to state the ultimate reason for tourismand the role of tourist motives and behaviourthat seems to be a tool for the evolutionary process. Keywords: Evolution; tourism motives; tourism behaviour; touristic motives; evolutionary tourism.