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A key element of sustainable tourism is the inclusion of activities that both provide insights into the destination, or develop a "sense of place", and that encourage tourists to develop a sense of responsibility for the conservation of that destination, which could be described as "care of place". ...

Author(s)
Walker, K.; Moscardo, G.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2016, 24, 8/9, pp 1243-1261
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

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

There is a close relationship between interpretation and tourism. Interpretation is concerned with providing information to visitors about the places they are in and encouraging them to appreciate and care for these places. Many tourist activities are focused on interpretation. Despite this...

Author(s)
Moscardo, G.
Publisher
School of Business, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Citation
Journal of Tourism Studies, 2003, 14, 1, pp 112-123
Abstract

This research note examines whether educating visitors about biological diversity during a visit to a tropical rainforest can raise their levels of satisfaction and knowledge above those achieved from the experiential encounter alone, and whether increasing satisfaction and/or knowledge can...

Author(s)
Hill, J.; Woodland, W.; Gough, G.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2007, 6, 1, pp 75-85
Abstract

Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is a leading authority on beach safety, providing patrol, education, and rescue services to both tourists and local residents along the coast of Queensland, Australia. SLSQ recognizes that tourists are a target group requiring special attention due to their...

Author(s)
Wilks, J.; Dawes, P.; Pendergast, D.; Williamson, B.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2004, 1, 2, pp 121-128
Abstract

Four papers concerning visitor interpretation are presented. Topics covered include: the adoption of thematic interpretation at an historic site in Victoria, Australia; the role of interpretation in a nature-based tour to Malaysian Borneo; the effectiveness of interpretation in dophin-human...

Author(s)
Black, R.; Weiler, B.
Publisher
ANZALS (School of Leisure, Sport Tourism), Lindfield, Australia
Citation
Annals of Leisure Research, 2004, 7, 1, pp 71 pp.
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

This paper reports on a comparison of the management and interpretation practices of two differing dolphin-human interaction sites in Queensland. The major objectives of the pilot study were to compare the management and dolphin-human interaction practices and to measure the post-experience...

Author(s)
Mayes, G.; Dyer, P.; Richins, H.
Publisher
ANZALS (School of Leisure, Sport Tourism), Lindfield, Australia
Citation
Annals of Leisure Research, 2004, 7, 1, pp 34-53
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reducing impacts through interpretation, Lamington National Park.

This study was conducted at the Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia, to assess the effectiveness of interpretation by measuring how much it reduced the actual environmental impacts of visitors on guided walks in national parks. It was found that environmental interpretation does have the ...

Author(s)
Littlefair, C. J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851998100)
Type
Book chapter

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