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Regional and remote tourism in Australia is characterised by micro-, small- and medium-sized businesses, spatially dispersed and fragmented. Characteristics which present unique challenges for these communities attempting to develop tourism as a way of diversifying their economy. This study...

Author(s)
Summers, J.; Cavaye, J.; Woolcock, G.
Publisher
Wiley, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy, 2019, 38, 2, pp 77-94
Abstract

Community-based tourism (CBT) could be one way of creating a more sustainable tourism industry. This article critically reviews the CBT approach in light of fieldwork conducted in 1997-2000 in Port Douglas, a tourism destination in North Queensland, Australia. It is argued that the literature on...

Author(s)
Blackstock, K. L.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Community Development Journal, 2005, 40, 1, pp 39-49
Abstract

Although most port cities seek and work to grow cruise tourism, in some cases there is broad-based public activism against cruise ships and cruise tourism. This article looks at 10 case studies where grassroots movements have confronted cruise tourism, with varying degrees of success. The study...

Author(s)
Klein, R. A.; Sitter, K. C.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2016, 11, 2/3, pp 147-159
Abstract

This chapter examines regional variations in ecotourism that occur in Australia. In particular, it considers Queensland as a destination where rainforests are at the core of its tourism marketing and experience and contrasts this with Victoria, where rainforests are peripheral to the established...

Author(s)
Frost, W.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Nature-based tourism in peripheral areas: development or disaster?, 2005, pp 64-74
Abstract

This paper seeks to understand the complex values held by those involved in Protected Area and World Heritage stewardship. Using IUCN Protected Area categories, a values framework is developed and applied to demonstrate how values guide stewardship in protected areas. In-depth interviews with key...

Author(s)
Liburd, J. J.; Becken, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2017, 25, 12, pp 1719-1735
Abstract

The last decade has seen an increasing interest in disability, access and tourism. This has culminated in the emergence of a body of work on "accessible tourism." Disability and access have been the subject of a great deal of government regulation and coordination through building codes, awareness...

Author(s)
Patterson, I.; Darcy, S.; Mönninghoff, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
World Leisure Journal, 2012, 54, 3, pp 215-229
Abstract

This study investigates levels of entrepreneurial motivation associated with a tourism industry marketing business together with three types of mediating variables, namely fundamental ethical beliefs, preferred problem solving strategies and favoured learning styles. Data are based on a survey...

Author(s)
Ross, G.
Publisher
Henry Stewart Publications, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2003, 9, 2, pp 119-136
Abstract

Governments at all levels have assumed greater responsibility for, and involvement in, tourism destination planning and development. In the post-Brundtland era local governments in particular have been under closer scrutiny for their role in driving the sustainable development agenda in tourism ...

Author(s)
Ruhanen, L.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2013, 21, 1, pp 80-98
Abstract

The international cruise industry has consistently recorded an average annual growth rate of 8.4% since 1980 with the fastest growth happening in the last decade. However, while the domestic market is small - some 50,000 Australians take a cruise annually - Australia's cruise potential lies in the...

Author(s)
Dwyer, L.; Douglas, N.; Livaic, Z.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2004, 1, 1, pp 5-16
Abstract

There is mounting evidence that an increasing number of tourists are using the dating application ('app') Tinder. This paper explores this phenomenon, including how Tinder users engage with the app prior to, during and following their travel, and whether their engagement aligns with theories...

Author(s)
Leurs, E.; Hardy, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Annals of Leisure Research, 2019, 22, 3, pp 323-341

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