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Indigenous Long Grassers: Itinerants or Problem Tourists?

Carson, Dean B., Carson, Doris and Taylor, Andrew (2013). Indigenous Long Grassers: Itinerants or Problem Tourists?. Annals of Tourism Research,42(1):1-21.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 84279116xPUB26
Title Indigenous Long Grassers: Itinerants or Problem Tourists?
Author Carson, Dean B.
Carson, Doris
Taylor, Andrew
Journal Name Annals of Tourism Research
Publication Date 2013
Volume Number 42
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0160-7383   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84874542386
Start Page 1
End Page 21
Total Pages 21
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The paper proposes a model explaining how ‘problem tourists’ emerge at tourism destinations. Problem tourists are incompatible with the accepted dominant status of tourism and emerge from social distance between tourists and hosts, or between different groups of tourists. A case study of long grassers in Darwin, the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, is presented to illustrate the model. Long grassers are popularly understood as Indigenous people from remote communities who camp in public places during their visits to Darwin and engage in anti-social behaviours. Surveys were conducted on travel patterns of long grassers to better understand their behaviours and interactions with the destination. This paper discusses whether conceptualising long grassers as problem tourists might help reveal new management strategies.

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