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Park Management: Towards an Integrated Model of Best Practice

Inglis, Judi, Pearlman, Michael and Whitelaw, Paul A (2004) Park Management: Towards an Integrated Model of Best Practice. In: CAUTHE 2004 : Creating Tourism Knowledge. Cooper, Chris, Arcodia, Charles, Solnet, David and Whitford, Michelle, eds. Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education, Australia, pp. 322-334.

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The paper identifies and assesses park management systems, themes and best practice required towards developing a methodology and framework for an integrated park management model. Six main themes were examined: Park Management (classification, management models); Staff; Funding; Tourism and Visitor Management; Asset Management and Marketing and Distribution. Further research is still being conducted towards developing the model - which is a limitation to the work. Findings were reached that planning must embrace economic, social, political, ecological and technical conditions, and intended use based on rigorous scientific research. Skills are still debated as to whether a scientific or ecological base is more important than broader management skills. Park funds are generated from innovative activities. Data on visitor numbers is collected however there is an absence of visitor impact data. The lack of knowledge of the condition of natural and cultural heritage assets is common and a strategy to move away from product marketing to social marketing is occurring.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1864997583
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Proceedings of the 14th International Research Conference of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education, held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 10-13 Feb. 2004

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID7024, classification of parks, National Park Systems, park management model, staffing, funding, tourism management, visitor management, asset management, marketing, distribution, sustainability, Parks of the World, World Conservation Union, IUCN, Ontario Parks, Plan Earth, World Commission of Protected Areas, WCPA, biodiversity
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
FOR Classification > 1505 Marketing
FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Tourism and Services Research (CTSR)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 03 May 2013 06:00
Last Modified: 03 May 2013 06:00
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