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RESOURCES: PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Author : Ronda J Green
School/Work Place : Wildlife Tourism Australia Inc
Contact : chair@wildlifetourismaustralia.org.au
Year : 2015

Governments throughout Australia and elsewhere recognise that tourism is an important sector of the economy, and are encouraging its growth in a variety of ways, some more environmentally sound than others. This papers presents not the results of basic research but of discussions by tour operators, staff of wildlife parks and national parks staff, academics, NGO members and others, spread across four separate workshops conducted by Wildlife Tourism Australia Inc. (WTA) between 2012 and 2014. Many topics were discussed at these workshops, but those presented here are relevant to protecting biodiversity as tourism expands in terms of numbers of visitors and the introduction of new activities, especially in protected areas. The topics are divided into: (1) expanding the potential of sustainable wildlife tourism; (2) potential threats to wildlife and their habitats; (3)  management of tourism in protected areas, and contributions of tourism to conservation; (4) encouraging wildlife tourism outside of protected areas; and (5) research needed for sustainable wildlife tourism and biodiversity conservation, and how tourism operations can assist. The report is not intended as a final set of guidelines endorsed by WTA but rather a report on the results of open discussions: however they are being used to formulate such guidelines and direct current and future actions by WTA members.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Date
202 Think Tank XVIII Socially Inclusive Holidays with Sighted Guiding: Moti... file 576 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: inclusive tourism, visual impairment, sighted guiding, motivation

Author: Kristof Tomej 

Year: 2018 

201 Think Tank XVIII Deconstructing mass tourism with “upscale, all-year-ro... file 6034 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: local residents, seasonality, mass tourism, sustainability, tourism development

Author: Tina Šegota 

Year: 2018 

200 Think Tank XVIII Connecting through Stories: Adapting Communication to ... file 694 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: story-telling, landscapes, interpretation, sustainable tourism experiences

Author: Gianna Moscardo & Karen Hughes 

Year: 2018 

199 Think Tank XVIII Community participation and stakeholder engagement in ... file 1838 Jan 07, 2019

Keywords: natural resource management, community participation, stakeholder engagement, co-creation, sustainable tourism, Networks of Reserves.

Author: Umberto Martini, Federica Buffa, Sandra Notaro, Nicola Zeni & Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi 

Year: 2018 

198 Think Tank XVIII The role of research-based evidence in destination mar... file 695 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: marketing, research-based evidence, partnership, rural tourism, city tourism, sustainability

Author: Yukari Higuchi, Yasuhiro Yamanaka & Hiroaki Hoshi 

Year: 2018 

197 Think Tank XVIII The role of tourism associations in supporting sustain... file 566 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: tourism association, inclusive development, tourism marketing

Author: Niki Glen & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

196 Think Tank XVIII Defining Small Accommodation Establishments: employing... file 952 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: small accommodation, sustainable tourism, business models

Author: Niki Glen & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

195 Think Tank XVIII Indigenous destination development: Nudging key player... file 1170 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Key players, sustainable tourism impact, tourism planning

Author: Astrid Frischknecht, Celiane Camargo-Borges & Celeste Wilderom 

Year: 2018 

194 Think Tank XVIII Sustainable tourism products and services: development... file 515 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: sustainable urban tourism, urban regeneration, precincts, Johannesburg Maboneng

Author: Felicite A Fairer-Wessels & Emma J Pearse 

Year: 2018 

193 Think Tank XVIII Certification as a tool to identify sustainable touris... file 780 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Sustainable Tourism Products, Sustainable tourism certification schemes, Certification

Author: Martin Balas & Wolfgang Strasdas 

Year: 2018 

192 Think Tank XVIII SMTE’s use of SoMe and Sustainability file 663 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: SoMe, Small medium sized tourism enterprises (SMTE’s), Sustainability, Tourism.

Author: Ida Marie Visbech Andersen 

Year: 2018 

191 Think Tank XVIII Visitor management in protected areas file 2770 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: tourism management, tourism planning, visitor management, protected areas, New Zealand

Author: Julia Nina Albrecht 

Year: 2018 

190 Think Tank XV The role of interpretation in mindfulness/mindlessness... file 2984 Jul 27, 2015

Cultural tourism is recently receiving increasing attention from southern African countries (The South African National Heritage and Cultural Tourism Strategy, 2012; Van Veuren, 2001). Cultural tourism is promoted as a local development stra...

Author: Haretsebe Manwa, Dudu Boemah & Emile Coetzee 

Year: 2015 

189 Think Tank XV A vacation from capitalism; what happens when the ‘mas... file 3016 Jul 27, 2015

Philosophical and theoretical debates in tourism must be situated not just within economic and cultural contexts, but also political and social ones (Ataljevic, Pritchard & Morgan, 2007). Tourism is more than an ‘industry,’ Freya Higgins...

Author: Amy Savener 

Year: 2015 

188 Think Tank XV Lifelong learning for guiding and interpretation file 2352 Jul 27, 2015

Scholarship on guiding and interpretation positions formal training as a central factor in guide instruction. Guide training operates in the area that mediates between personal characteristics, attitudes and knowledge of the guides and what ...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht & Trisha Dwyer 

Year: 2015 

187 Think Tank XV Can we eat it? Exploring the cultural challenges in ma... file 1902 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 

» Think Tank XV Conserving biodiversity as tourism (including wildlife... 1562 Jul 27, 2015

Governments throughout Australia and elsewhere recognise that tourism is an important sector of the economy, and are encouraging its growth in a variety of ways, some more environmentally sound than others. This papers presents not the resul...

Author: Ronda J Green 

Year: 2015 

185 Think Tank XV The operational challenges of community-based tourism ... file 9472 Jul 27, 2015

Community-based tourism is increasingly being developed and promoted as a means of reducing poverty in developing countries assisting local communities to meet their needs through the offering of a tourism product. The Swaziland Tourism Auth...

Author: S. E. Lukhele & K. F. Mearns 

Year: 2015 

184 Think Tank XV A modified value chainanalysisoftourism development in... file 1398 Jul 27, 2015

Tourism development in a relatively unknown country is faced with various challenges. The difficulty is not only choosing an appropriate tourism development strategy but also managing it in a complex sociocultural, economic and political env...

Author: Sonja Frommenwiler & Péter Varga 

Year: 2015 

OPA: Runner Up Outstanding Paper Award 

183 Think Tank XV Perceptions of local communities participation in rura... file 1353 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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