Tourism Impacts of a Waterfall Leisure Camp: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Inquiry

Keywords: Ecotourism, Tourism impacts, Waterfall leisure camp, Explanatory sequential mixed methods, Negros Occidental, Philippines


This explanatory sequential mixed-methods study determined the residents' perceived tourism impacts and provided an in-depth explanation of these tourism impacts to the community. The positive tourism impacts help enhances residents' living. Conversely, the negative tourism impacts are the challenges in the destination. Residents positively perceived the environmental tourism impacts while negatively perceived the economic impacts. Generally, positive tourism impacts outweigh the negatives. From the thematic analysis, three themes emerged, namely economic tourism impact, environmental tourism impact, and sociocultural tourism impact, with sub-themes of road development as an effect of tourism, tourism as a source of residents' income, and increased land value due to tourism; landslide as destination image concern and increased garbage volume due to tourists' influx; and interaction between tourists and residents and safety and security condition in tourism destination, respectively. The findings indicate that residents recognized the positive contribution of the Waterfall Leisure Camp to the economic, environmental, and sociocultural aspects of the community, notwithstanding its negative impacts.

How to Cite
Serfino, C. A. G., Haguisan, III, I. A., & Madrigal, D. V. (2022). Tourism Impacts of a Waterfall Leisure Camp: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Inquiry. Philippine Social Science Journal, 5(2), 93-104.