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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

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 study devises a methodology to measure the economic significance of national park tourism, which is applied to the State of Queensland, Australia. Development of a methodology to provide this information is important to demonstrate the attraction of national parks to tourism and to provide a...

Author(s)
Driml, S.; Brown, R. P. C.; Ballantyne, R.; Pegg, S.; Scott, N.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2011, 16, 3, pp 243-257
Abstract

Botanic gardens attract a wide range of domestic and international tourists, as well as regular visitors from their local areas. As both conservation and education are among the objectives of botanic gardens, they are potentially well-placed to offer community education about conservation, to...

Author(s)
Ballantyne, R.; Packer, J.; Hug, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2008, 29, 3, pp 439-444
Abstract

Theoretical analysis highlights the complexity of the relationship between education and entertainment in educational leisure settings and indicates the need for research in this area. This paper contributes to developing an understanding of the connections between, and compatibility of, education...

Author(s)
Packer, J.; Ballantyne, R.
Publisher
ANZALS (School of Leisure, Sport Tourism), Lindfield, Australia
Citation
Annals of Leisure Research, 2004, 7, 1, pp 54-71
Abstract

65 ecotour guides attending training workshops in Queensland and Western Australia in 2000 were surveyed to ascertain perceptions of their role and responsibilities as well as the impact of the training materials upon their practice. Although literature points to the increasing complexity of the...

Author(s)
Ballantyne, R.; Hughes, K.
Publisher
School of Business, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Citation
Journal of Tourism Studies, 2001, 12, 2, pp 2-9

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