Tourism-Specific Quality-of-Life Index: The Budapest Model

  • László Puczkó
  • Melanie Smith
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 43)


Tourism is a complex industry. It provides employment opportunities and tax revenues and supports economic diversity. It has very different impacts, both positive and negative, or even mixed ones. However, from a national, regional or local planning point of view, tourism should support the development of the quality of life of citizens too. If the implications of tourism have mainly negative impacts on the local community and environment, citizens will not support tourism and will not welcome visitors. This could mean a sad end to a destination.


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The authors would like to thank the Hungarian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development for their permission to publish the data from this research which they funded.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Corvinus UniversityBudapestHungary

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