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Tropical Gardens and their Potential as Tourism Attractions in Northern Australia

Payer, Hannah and Prideaux, Bruce R. (2015). Tropical Gardens and their Potential as Tourism Attractions in Northern Australia. In: Developing Northern Australia Conference 2015, Rydges Southbank, Townsville, 20 - 22 July 2015.

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IRMA ID 79607912xPUB7
Author Payer, Hannah
Prideaux, Bruce R.
Title Tropical Gardens and their Potential as Tourism Attractions in Northern Australia
Conference Name Developing Northern Australia Conference 2015
Conference Location Rydges Southbank, Townsville
Conference Dates 20 - 22 July 2015
Conference Publication Title Developing Northern Australia Conference 2015: Economically, socially, Sustainable: Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication Nerang, QLD
Publisher Association for Sustainability in Business Inc.
Publication Year 2015
ISBN 978-1-922232-31-1   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 84
End Page 97
Total Pages 14
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract Globally, gardens are popular attractions with recent research finding that the botanical garden in Cairns is one of the city’s top attractions. Capitalising on the garden’s tourism appeal offers another opportunity to enhance the city’s attractiveness as a tourism
destination, but also raises a number of questions about the recreation needs of local residents versus the needs of visitors as well as about future funding models. Using the Cairns Botanic Gardens as a case study, this research explores the underlying aspects and issues of the management of successful garden attractions in a tropical setting. Issues discussed include visitor management strategies, aesthetics, funding as well as safety with the aim to support other tropical regions in developing their destination through garden tourism.
Keyword Botanical gardens
Tropics
Tourism attractions
Visitor services
Cairns
Description for Link Link to conference proceedings
URL http://northaust.org.au/archives/bop15.pdf
 
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