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Destination Planning and the Sustainability of Wildlife Tourism Resources: Ongoing Challenges for Knowledge Integration

Tremblay, Pascal, Pearson, Diane and Gorman, Julian (2008). Destination Planning and the Sustainability of Wildlife Tourism Resources: Ongoing Challenges for Knowledge Integration. Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development,5(3):257-276.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 74999304xPUB2
Title Destination Planning and the Sustainability of Wildlife Tourism Resources: Ongoing Challenges for Knowledge Integration
Author Tremblay, Pascal
Pearson, Diane
Gorman, Julian
Journal Name Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1479-0548   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 257
End Page 276
Total Pages 20
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Routledge
Field of Research 1504 - Commercial Services
1506 - Tourism
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Despite the fact that the interface between wildlife and tourism has attracted increasing academic scrutiny, it has also been recognized that destination-level strategic marketing and planning constitute the least developed aspect of wildlife tourism management. The paper argues that this is partly due to ongoing challenges linked with integrating the needs of a tourism industry management perspective with those of wildlife resources planning, in particular when the diversity and distinctiveness of wildlife tourism destination types is acknowledged. The paper uses the findings emanating from the recent wildlife tourism literature (in particular on the nature of motivations of tourists participating in wildlife viewing experiences) to examine the basis for destination competitiveness in that area, and to investigate ensuing planning challenges. Subsequently, the paper examines a simple case study (wildlife-viewing in the Top End of the Northern Territory of Australia) where knowledge integration issues for wildlife tourism planning have been explicitly tackled with a Geographic Information System (GIS) approach.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790530802550492   (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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