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dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T17:28:46Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T17:28:46Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-24T07:13:39Z
dc.identifier.issn14724049en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14724040903576116en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40249
dc.description.abstractCelestial ecotourism is a neglected and hitherto unrecognised subsector that is dominated by the observation of nocturnal 'megacaela' (mega-skies). Observatories are the single largest component in terms of visitation, while aurora-viewing is the most articulated as a specialised commercial tourism (though not necessarily ecotourism) industry. Given the distance from featured attractions, sustainability is focused not on interaction but on context impacts and especially the need to preserve and restore the dark sky and unpolluted atmospheric conditions that foster charismatic megacaela. A logical emphasis on 'enhancement' sustainability is therefore apparent. Formal recognition and development of celestial ecotourism can be realised through the collaboration of ecotourism organisations with well-established and influential astronomy-related institutions pursuing relevant initiatives such as the creation of 'dark sky' reserves and the designation of 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy.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.ispartofpagefrom38en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto45en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Ecotourismen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism Resource Appraisalen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150605en_US
dc.titleCelestial ecotourism: new horizons in nature-based tourismen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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