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This study examined the perceptions of authenticity in cultural portrayals by both visitors and indigenous tourism operators in Far North Queensland. Surveys were administered over a two week period to indigenous tour operators and visitors at six locations throughout the region. The results showed ...

Author(s)
Kithiia, J.; Reilly, S.
Publisher
OMICS International, Los Angeles, USA
Citation
Journal of Tourism and Hospitality, 2016, 5, 3, pp 213
Abstract

To promote rural heritage in Queensland, the Australian Federal and Queensland State Governments embarked on an ambitious funding programme titled the Queensland Heritage Trails Network commencing in 1999. The aim of the programme was to fund the development of a series of cultural heritage tourism ...

Author(s)
Prideaux, B.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2002, 4, 4, pp 313-323
Abstract

The objective of this study is to test the relationship between different dimensions of product categories, product attributes, and satisfaction with product attributes for Japanese tourists visiting Hawaii and the Gold Coast region in southeastern Queensland, Australia. A survey of Japanese ...

Author(s)
Reisinger, Y.; Turner, L. W.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2002, 41, 2, pp 167-176
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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

Consumer satisfaction is of paramount importance to operators of tourism businesses. This research investigated the influence of individual visitor characteristics on satisfaction with built tourist attractions. The visitor characteristics investigated were derived from an exploratory study and...

Author(s)
Spinks, W.; Lawley, M.; Richins, H.
Publisher
School of Business, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Citation
Journal of Tourism Studies, 2005, 16, 1, pp 12-23
Abstract

Despite a growing body of work on destination branding in general, particularly at a country or nation level, there has been little investigation of whether or not tourists do attribute brand personality characteristics to tourism destinations and whether or not tourists' perceived self-image and...

Author(s)
Murphy, L.; Benckendorff, P.; Moscardo, G.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2007, 12, 5/6, pp 419-432
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

Tourism is often suggested as a development strategy for Indigenous people while protecting their cultural and natural heritage. However, without actual visitor participation, the good intentions of tourism cannot be achieved. By using the means-end chain theory and adopting a convergent...

Author(s)
Abascal, T. E.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Heritage Tourism, 2019, 14, 3, pp 263-281
Abstract

This article reports on visitor interest in Indigenous tourism experiences in the Wet Tropics region of Queensland, Australia. The findings are based on a survey sample of 326 tourists departing Cairns. The aim of this research was to investigate the demand for Indigenous tourism products and...

Author(s)
Pabel, A.; Prideaux, B.; Thompson, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 2017, 31, pp 142-151

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