Factors Affecting the Development of Community-Based Night Tourism in Vietnam: A Case Study in Sapa-Lao Cai

  • Phan TRINH THI Geography’s Department, Faculty of Social Science, Hong Duc University, Thanh Hoa, Vietnam https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2599-5123
  • Nga NGUYEN THI PHUONG Department of Tourism Management, Faculty of Economic and Management, Thuyloi University, Hanoi, Vietnam https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6296-752X
  • Hao HOANG VAN Faculty of Tourism Studies, Phenikaa University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Abstract

This study identifies the factors affecting the development of community-based night tourism, thereby making recommendations to develop community-based night tourism in a sustainable way. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) combined with linear regression was performed on a survey of 391 tourists who had been to Sapa. Research results show that there are 5 influencing factors: (i) environment, (ii) culture and services, (iii) infrastructure, (iv) security and safety, (v) main tourism development policy. In particular, the factors "security, safety" and "infrastructure" have the strongest influence on the development of community-based night tourism in Sapa. On that basis, the study proposes some recommendations to develop community-based night tourism in a sustainable way.

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Published
2023-12-29
How to Cite
TRINH THI, Phan; NGUYEN THI PHUONG, Nga; HOANG VAN, Hao. Factors Affecting the Development of Community-Based Night Tourism in Vietnam: A Case Study in Sapa-Lao Cai. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 8, p. 3112 - 3124, dec. 2023. ISSN 2068-7729. Available at: <https://journals.aserspublishing.eu/jemt/article/view/8276>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.14505/jemt.v14.8(72).12.