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Wildlife tourism attractions, such as zoos and aquariums, are expected to play a major role in promoting environmental learning in society. This paper applies a refined version of Schwartz's (1992) Value Theory to develop a better understanding of zoo and aquarium visitors' personal values, and the ...

Author(s)
Ballantyne, R.; Hughes, K.; Lee, J.; Packer, J.; Sneddon, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2018, 64, pp 190-201
Abstract

An experiment in both form and content, the essay lightly adopts an Australian storytelling style to perform its material as it narrates a road trip across central Australia. Arriving at the Daly Waters Pub in the Northern Territory, the travellers are taken by surprise by the strange décor. It is...

Author(s)
Muecke, S.; Wergin, C.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2014, 14, 3, pp 231-245
Abstract

This paper reports results derived from a visitor monitoring system (in Litchfield National Park) established by the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, Australia, in 1997. 671 visitors to the park were interviewed at key tourism honeypots throughout the park. Specific...

Author(s)
Ryan, C.; Sterling, L.
Publisher
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2001, 9, 1, pp 61-75
Abstract

This research note examines some of the variables (notably socio-demographics, preferences for other wildlife attractions like dolphin watching, and sensitivity towards environmental issues) that correlate with the desire to see saltwater crocodiles, a popular attraction in Northern Territory,...

Author(s)
Ryan, C.; Harvey, K.
Publisher
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2000, 8, 5, pp 426-433
Abstract

The study aimed to examine how individual differences in motivation influence the experience of climbing Ayers Rock. In particular, the study explored the effect of intrinsic versus achievement motivation on task enjoyment and time perception. One hundred and seventeen climbers were studied and...

Author(s)
Fielding, K. A.; Pearce, P. L.; Hughes, K.
Citation
Journal of Tourism Studies, 1992, 3, 2, pp 49-57
Abstract

Uluru National Park in central Australia which incorporates Ayers Rock and Mount Olga is facing two pressures: a growing number of visitors who come from all over the world and an increasing desire for conservation. Now a development plan for the park and the neighbouring town of Yulara has been...

Author(s)
Scholz, H.
Citation
Garten und Landschaft, 1990, 100, 7, pp 32-37
Abstract

Yulara, a visitor centre costing about $110 million to construct and able to accommodate 5000 visitors at any one time, is being built in order to relieve the environmental pressure on the Ulura (Ayers Rock/Mount Olga) National Park in Central Australia. Rehabilitative and protective measures are...

Author(s)
Thomas, V.
Citation
WLRA Journal, 1984, 16, 2, pp 9-11