Tourism is an activity closely linked to the territory in which it takes place, its success is determined by a series of factors, among which the human component plays a predominant role.
Hospitality, the relationship between resident population and tourists, the quality of life of the area are important elements, to be taken into consideration when developing a tourism development strategy.
The quality of life of the resident population greatly affects the quality of tourism in a destination: the perception of the territory by those who live it daily is the visiting card of the locality and the lack of services for residents obviously also affects the residents. temporary.
This research analyzed the perception of residents towards tourism in a territory that extends over 11 municipalities (Cetraro, Acquappesa, Guardia Piemontese, Fuscaldo, Paola, San Lucido, Falconara Albanese, Fiumefreddo Bruzio, Longobardi, Belmonte Calabro and Amantea) along the Tyrrhenian coast of Cosenza, in Calabria