The economic benefits of community-based rural tourism on rural development: a case study of Tra Que village, Vietnam

Lê Thị Hồng Thúy, Lê Ngọc Quang

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The purpose of this study was to indicate the main benefits to the economy of community-based rural tourism (CBRT) in Vietnam. A case study in Tra Que Village as a significant CBRT representative was selected for investigation. The study used a quantitative research approach with a case study sample. Ninety-seven households including members and non-members of CBRT were interviewed via the instrument consisting of a questionnaire. Research findings indicated that households joining CBRT received a greater income than households choosing not to join tourism activities. Additionally, findings revealed the main benefits of CBRT to be in the economic aspect, i.e. income and overall economic development of the area, improved employment opportunities, and standard of living. Consequently, the contribution of this research was to enhance the understanding of the economic benefits brought about by CBRT in Vietnam

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