World Heritage Area listing of the Greater Blue Mountains - did it make a difference to visitation?

Hardiman, Nigel and Burgin, Shelley (2013) World Heritage Area listing of the Greater Blue Mountains - did it make a difference to visitation? Tourism Management Perspectives, 6 . pp. 63-64. ISSN 2211-9736. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2012.12.002) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Effects of World Heritage listing on visitation to a given destination have been widely debated but little-researched, especially those areas listed for their natural values. In a study of the Greater Blue Mountains (Australia) we found that five years after gazettal the majority of visitors were unaware that they had visited a World Heritage Area and, therefore, the status of the area had no effect on visitation for many. This was despite the majority of visitors being primarily motivated to visit the area for its natural beauty, and they were satisfied with their experience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: National park, Visitation, Tourism trends, Nature tourism, Natural area management, WHA
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: N.J. Hardiman
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2013 16:04 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 11:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33071 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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