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GIS techniques in tourism and recreation planning: application to wildlife tourism

Tremblay, P (2005). GIS techniques in tourism and recreation planning: application to wildlife tourism. In Ritchie, BW, Burns, P and Palmer, C(Ed.), Tourism Research Methods: Integrating Theory with Practice. Wallingford, Oxfordshire: CABI Publishing. (pp. 163-177).

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Author Tremblay, P
Title of Chapter GIS techniques in tourism and recreation planning: application to wildlife tourism
Title of Book Tourism Research Methods: Integrating Theory with Practice
Place of Publication Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Publisher CABI Publishing
Publication Year 2005
Editor Ritchie, BW
Burns, P
Palmer, C
ISBN 0851999964   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Chapter Number 13
Start Page 163
End Page 177
Total Pages 15
Field of Research 1506 - Tourism
HERDC Category B - Book Chapter (DEST)
Abstract This chapter introduces the main applications of geographical information systems (GIS) as well as their specific applications in tourism and recreation planning in natural environments. A case study is presented on the application of GIS in wildlife tourism in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is argued that GIS is particularly useful for evaluating the appeal to tourists of a particular place or region, for predicting the number of potential visitors to a recreational area, or for assessing the impact of tourists on wildlife. Such information can help to identify ecological and tourism hotspots and in doing so make a valuable contribution to conservation and public policy concerns.
 
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