Evaluating natural attractions for tourism
Deng, Jinyang and King, Brian and Bauer, Thomas G (2002) Evaluating natural attractions for tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 29 (2). pp. 422-438. ISSN 0160-7383Full text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.
As nature-based tourism grows, protected areas will witness increasing pressure from tourists, with the quality of destination attributes exerting a considerable influence over their experience. An evaluation and rating system may help tourists to select sites, enhance their satisfaction, and encourage them to act responsibly. Managers may also gain a better understanding of how to operate such sites. The paper proposes a hierarchical structure for the assessment of protected areas by the assignment of priorities to the various elements of the structure. By applying the Standard Deviation Method, the research categorized Victorian parks in Australia into four levels, which were found to correlate closely with prevailing visitation levels and with park popularity.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||nature-based tourism, ecotourism, national parks, evaluation and rating system|
|Subjects:||RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
|Depositing User:||Ms Phung T Tran|
|Date Deposited:||02 Mar 2009 15:19|
|Last Modified:||27 Jan 2015 22:44|
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