Relational international tourism in Australia

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Fernando, Hubert and Vu, Jo (2010) Relational international tourism in Australia. Tourism Today, 10. pp. 113-121. ISSN 1450-0906


This paper discusses the scope for relational tourism in the eight regions of Australia. Australia is the traditional home of aboriginal people whose ancient culture, art and craft are of interest to international tourists. Since the early British settlers of 200 years ago Australia has become a multi-cultural society with a mix of diverse cultures from both the east and the west. Australia’s agricultural excellence, its farms and wineries, its fauna and flora and the un-populated, quiet and beautiful country side and outback are catalysts for international tourism in its regions. This paper proposes that international regional tourism in Australia is mainly relational and is based on local history, culture, intangible heritage in art and craft, agriculture and life style. Since no research has been done on forecasting relational international tourism in Australia, this study forecasts regional tourism in the States and Territories of Australia which is primarily relational.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
Historical > FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Keywords ResPubID22718, relational, tourism, regional, international, forecasting, Mediterranean
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