Eudaimonic well-being of islanders: Does tourism contribute? The case of the Aeolian Archipelago
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This study investigates the contribution of tourism to the well-being of island residents. Recent literature on eudaimonic well-being informs the research. A phenomenological approach was used during the field research carried out in small island destinations: the Aeolian Archipelago (Sicily, Italy). Three themes were identified from data analysis. Islanders' narratives document the search for a well-lived life and support the role of tourism in creating opportunities to enrich residents' lives. The results reveal that a eudaimonic approach to the investigation of well-being can offer insights on the connection between tourism and residents´ well-being.