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Whose tourism city is it? The role of government in tourism in Darwin, Northern Territory

Schmallegger, Doris A. and Carson, Dean B. (2010). Whose tourism city is it? The role of government in tourism in Darwin, Northern Territory. Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development,7(2):111-129.

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IRMA ID 81704288xPUB342
Title Whose tourism city is it? The role of government in tourism in Darwin, Northern Territory
Author Schmallegger, Doris A.
Carson, Dean B.
Journal Name Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development
Publication Date 2010
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1479-053X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-77953084373
Start Page 111
End Page 129
Total Pages 19
Place of Publication United Kingdom
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory, has recently received high levels of government investment in tourism development. This paper examines the role of the Northern Territory Government in the development and marketing of tourism in Darwin and investigates the types of strategies that the government has sought to implement over the past decade. The results suggest that the Northern Territory Government has been using tourism primarily as a vehicle to boost immediate short-term economic and employment growth by investing in large-scale &showy& construction projects. Government sponsored initiatives in tourism are highly growth-orientated and show a tendency towards &superlativism&. The paper finally discusses a range of limitations and implications of such strong government patronage of tourism and identifies directions for future research.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790531003737144   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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