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Author : Denise Dillon
School/Work Place : James Cook University, Singapore
Contact : denise.dillon@jcu.edu.sg
Year : 2009

The importance of values to tourism is but one aspect of the importance of values in human interactions with the natural environment and even more broadly to the human condition. However, attempts to understand the impact of values on behaviour requires a priori an understanding of what values are. This paper offers some insight into the language-in-use phenomenon pertaining to values within the context of a World Heritage Area that is a tourist draw card. Values are variously considered by economists as quantifiable monetary exchange rates (e.g. dollars) or as natural capital (Azqueta & Sotelsek, 2007), by some environmental scientists and forest managers as physically quantifiable environmental attributes and processes (e.g. trees, ecosystems) (Bengston, Webb, & Fan, 2004; Steinhoff, 1980), and by many social scientists as humans’ affective response to their environment (e.g. feelings). In this sense, values are considered as qualitatively foundational to human attitudes and behaviour (e.g. Kellert, 1993; Kluckhohn & Strodtbeck, 1961; Schwartz, 1994). However, values are also quantifiably foundational to the importance and ultimate World Heritage listing of areas that are internationally important for their unique flora and fauna among other attributes. World Heritage Areas – as outstanding and universally valuable examples of natural and cultural heritage – attract scientific, community and tourism interest. In addition, they are important as natural and aesthetic resources that are also of cultural and spiritual significance, specifically for people indigenous to the regions adjacent to or within a World Heritage Area and more generally to tourists and other visitors.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
314 Think Tank XII Evaluation of the accessibility of Monterrey's Tourism... file 2481 Nov 06, 2013

Despite several declarations, policies and regulations that seek to protect their rights, people with disabilities still encounter several constrains that impede their full participation in society, and, in particular, their access to and en...

Author: Blanca A. Camargo, Isabel Sánchez, Fátima Guajardo & Alejandro García 

Year: 2012 

313 Think Tank VII Social Responsibility and Innovation on Trafficking an... file 2494 Oct 13, 2013

Ethical questions related to globalization, human rights, unfair labor practices and trans-boundary exchanges of capital and work force create ever more complex challenges for the tourism sustainability agenda. In recent years, the tourism i...

Author: Camelia Tepelus 

Year: 2007 

312 Think Tank IX Ethical Confusion and Confusion of Ethics: Unpacking t... file 2520 Oct 13, 2013

For many decades authors (see Sontag, 1976, Baederholt, 2006, Chalfern, 1979, Crang, 1997) have recognised the fundamental role of photography within tourism. Many such as Urry (1999, 2002), Crouch (2000, 2002) and Crouch & Lubbren (200...

Author: Caroline Scarles 

Year: 2009 

311 Think Tank VII Outfitting and Guiding as Sustainable Tourism file 2550 Oct 13, 2013

The antecedents of the modern outfitter are numerous and varied, reaching far back into mythology, allegoric literature, history, and geographic exploration. Throughout history, guides have played two distinct roles, the pathfinder and the m...

Author: Norma Nickerson 

Year: 2007 

310 Think Tank IV A Theoretical Perspective of Triple Bottom Line Report... file 2597 Oct 13, 2013

Triple Bottom Line is defined and explained within the context of a broad philosophical approach to business and a more narrow perspective of reporting performance. The impact of the broader notion of sustainable development, with its macro ...

Author: Jeffrey Faux 

Year: 2004 

309 Think Tank IX Recreation Specialisation and Destination Image: A cas... file 2608 Oct 13, 2013

Papua New Guinea (PNG) should be to Australia what Costa Rica and Belize are to the USA – a proximate and successful tourist destination that attracts sustainable numbers of tourists drawn to the extraordinary diversity of endemic wildlife,...

Author: Kevin Lyons, Kevin Markwell & Patricia Johnson 

Year: 2009 

308 Think Tank XIV Welcoming Chinese Visitors and the Easternization of t... file 2653 Jun 26, 2014

Tourism academics, practitioners, governments and agencies around the world are in general agreement about the future of tourism in what commentators have tagged The Asian Century. Assuming demographic and economic conditions persist, the in...

Author: Patricia C. Johnson 

Year: 2014 

307 Think Tank XVII Transit Tours for Airport Passengers – Issues and Chal... file 2660 Aug 17, 2017

Since the advent of liberalisation of the aviation industry in the late 1970s, many countries have adopted the liberal policy in air transport and entered bilateral air service agreements, often referred to as “open skies agreements” (OSAs),...

Author: Priscilla Chau Min Poon 

Year: 2017 

» Think Tank IX Values: Dollars, trees or feelings? file 2695 Oct 13, 2013

The importance of values to tourism is but one aspect of the importance of values in human interactions with the natural environment and even more broadly to the human condition. However, attempts to understand the impact of values on behav...

Author: Denise Dillon 

Year: 2009 

305 Think Tank XIV Exploring Youth Perspectives on Quality of Life and To... file 2736 Jun 26, 2014

The concept of Quality of Life (QoL) is implicit in conceptualisations of tourism, especially those used to develop and guide tourism policy and planning. At the individual level it is assumed that travel offers a number of different ways to...

Author: Anna Blackman, Gianna Moscardo, Andrea Schurmann & Laurie Murphy 

Year: 2014 

304 Think Tank XV The role of souvenir vendors in the cultural sustainab... file 2764 Jul 27, 2015

The research investigated the role of souvenir vendors in sustaining the social-cultural authenticity of Chichen Itza’s host community, a Mexican UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) (UNESCO, 2015a). The case study evaluated the Maya-descent ven...

Author: Ady Milman 

Year: 2015 

303 Think Tank XI Use of Cases in an Ethical Teaching Resource for Touri... file 2783 Oct 14, 2013

Ethical problems are an integral part of all professions and academic disciplines (Clarkeburn, 2002). However, it is recognised that the increasing application of technology by students in research is not always matched by consideration of ...

Author: Carl Cater 

Year: 2011 

302 Think Tank V An Economic Explanation of the Net Benefits of Tourism... file 2796 Oct 13, 2013

International tourism is increasingly viewed as one of the best opportunities for a sustainable economic and social development of developing countries. There is also an increasing concern from public policy makers as to whether mass tourism...

Author: Mondher Sahli & Jean-Jacques Nowak 

Year: 2005 

301 Think Tank VIII A Tool for Improving the Sustainability of Tourism Ind... file 2834 Oct 13, 2013

The tourism industry’s interest in sustainable management has increased in exponential proportions over the past year. Substantial amounts of space in industry journals are devoted to issues such as sustainability, energy management, green b...

Author: Claudia Jurowski 

Year: 2008 

300 Think Tank XII Tourist Cards - Experiences with Soft Mobility in Germ... file 2854 Nov 06, 2013

An increasing number of destinations face the negative sides of tourism transport. Especially, the motorized (individual) traffic can cause ecological problems due to a risen traffic volume, noise and air pollution or its negative effects on...

Author: Dorothea Dürkop & Sven Gross 

Year: 2012 

299 Think Tank XV Can we eat it? Exploring the cultural challenges in ma... file 2861 Jul 27, 2015

Can we eat it? How did you stop the waves? Is there water in there? Where is the switch to turn it off? Will it eat me? These are just some of the many questions asked by visitors to uShaka Sea World in Durban, South Africa. While South Afri...

Author: Judy Mann & Roy Ballantyne & Jan Packer 

Year: 2015 

298 Think Tank XV Social Representations of Tourist Selfies: New Challen... file 2890 Jul 27, 2015

A number of recent incidents have focussed media attention on the phenomenon of tourist selfies, described their negative consequences for tourist destinations and identified a number of challenges for tourist site managers. This paper repor...

Author: John Pearce & Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2015 

297 Think Tank VII A Community of Heroes file 2916 Oct 13, 2013

Sense of place is the human response to natural and built surroundings, geography, history and population. Over time, that response evolves into a shared consciousness, woven by memory, story and experience. Distinct from written history, th...

Author: Regina Binder 

Year: 2007 

296 Think Tank VII The Uptake of Innovation in Tourism Organisations: Bar... file 2917 Oct 13, 2013

Innovation is fundamental to any industry in its quest to realising its potential. The tourism industry is no different in this pursuit of excellence and innovation but, unlike many other industries, it is largely comprised of small busines...

Author: Leo Jago & Margaret Deery 

Year: 2007 

295 Think Tank XV Perceptions of local communities participation in rura... file 2919 Jul 27, 2015

In order to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs, rural communities should be able to participate actively in all aspects of tourism, including planning and management. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the local communit...

Author: Limpho Lekaota & Jarkko Saarined 

Year: 2015 

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