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Visitor information centers are primarily responsible for promoting local tourism products and services; and consequently, have direct impacts upon the economic, social, and recreational well-being of the region in which they are located. Research highlights the importance of tailoring center...

Author(s)
Ballantyne, R.; Hughes, K.; Ritchie, B. W.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2009, 26, 8, pp 778-794
Abstract

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

A common justification for developing wildlife tourism attractions is that they help to secure long-term conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitats. Managers and guides often highlight their role in protecting wildlife and its habitat, yet little is known about the interests, needs and...

Author(s)
Ballantyne, R.; Packer, J.; Hughes, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2009, 30, 5, pp 658-664
Abstract

Wildlife tourism experiences have the potential to positively impact tourists' awareness, appreciation and actions in relation to the specific wildlife they encounter and the environment in general. This paper investigates the extent of such impact across multiple sites, and uses Structural...

Author(s)
Ballantyne, R.; Packer, J.; Falk, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2011, 32, 6, pp 1243-1252
Abstract

One of the aims of wildlife tourism is to educate visitors about the threats facing wildlife in general, and the actions needed to protect the environment and maintain biodiversity. To identify effective strategies to achieve this aim, this paper examines participants' memories of their wildlife...

Author(s)
Ballantyne, R.; Packer, J.; Sutherland, L. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2011, 32, 4, pp 770-779
Abstract

This paper compares visitor attributes, experiences and outcomes at two captive and two non-captive wildlife tourism sites in Australia. A combination of demographic, motivational and experiential differences is noted, which resulted in non-captive experiences having a more powerful impact than...

Author(s)
Packer, J.; Ballantyne, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2012, 39, 2, pp 1242-1245
Abstract

Despite being one of the oldest forms of tourism, religious tourism is a growing and increasingly diverse sector. Spiritual retreat tourism is one type of religious tourism that has been found to have a range of benefits for participants, particularly in relation to restorative benefits such as...

Author(s)
Gill, C.; Packer, J.; Ballantyne, R.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2018, 43, 2, pp 235-249
Abstract

A concerning issue with Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) is that many EIAs give results for one year, without being explicit about how long impacts are expected to last. New tourism attractions should not be assumed to provide continuing positive impacts into the future. For instance, the Giant...

Author(s)
Driml, S.; Ballantyne, R.; Packer, J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2017, 56, 5, pp 613-624
Abstract

Understanding visitor experiences is an important focus for visitor research in attractions such as museums, zoos, and heritage sites because the visitor experience is the core product of the interaction between the visitor and the activities, events, and environments they encounter. This article...

Author(s)
Packer, J.; Ballantyne, R.; Bond, N.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Visitor Studies, 2018, 21, 2, pp 211-231
Abstract

Wildlife tourism attractions such as zoos are uniquely placed to make an impact on people's everyday environmentally responsible behaviors. However, research suggests that visitors who leave such sites with a heightened awareness and good intentions rarely translate their intentions into post-visit ...

Author(s)
Ballantyne, R.; Packer, J.; Hughes, K.; Gill, C.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Visitor Studies, 2018, 21, 1, pp 98-120

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