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dc.contributor.authorCoghlan, Alexandraen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrideaux, Bruceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:58:48Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:58:48Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-03-31T04:47:52Z
dc.identifier.issn13683500en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13683500802596367en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37903
dc.description.abstractAs one of Australia's iconic tourism attractions and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is an important economic, social and natural resource for Queensland's Tropical North. However, the long-term prognosis for the health of the reef and by implication, the industries dependent on it, is not positive. So far much attention has focussed on the health and resilience of the reef ecosystem, as a foundation for a resilient tourism industry. In this study we explore how weather conditions have affected the reef experiences of 1000 tourists to the Cairns/Port Douglas region, suggesting that this may also be an important indicator of change on the reef. The results suggest that poor weather has a more pronounced effect on experiences than good weather and reinforce the likelihood that seasickness, cold and wet conditions, reduced water visibility, and difficult snorkelling/diving conditions will reduce overall levels of satisfaction. Poor weather was found to have a direct effect on satisfaction scores, the likelihood that reef and tour expectations were not realised, and lowered perceived value for money. These are important considerations for the reef centred tourism industry that is currently facing strong environment pressures from climate change.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom89en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto104en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCurrent Issues in Tourismen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism Resource Appraisalen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150605en_US
dc.titleWelcome to the Wet Tropics: the importance of weather in the reef tourism resilienceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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