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dc.contributor.authorCoghlan, Alexandraen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrideaux, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.editorMicheal Luecken_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:35:05Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:35:05Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-30T06:20:31Z
dc.identifier.issn1544273Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3727/154427308787716712en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40452
dc.description.abstractMarketed internationally as an iconic tourism experience, Australia's Great Barrier Reef (GBR) faces a range of issues similar to those faced by coral reefs in other parts of the world. According to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GRBMPA), the management body responsible for the reef, 1.9 million tourists visit the reef annually, using marine tour operators that offer a wide range of tour products. Management of the tourism industry is based on a zoning system that requires natural and social science input. Data on visitor experiences and satisfaction have been collected in the past by CRC Reef Research, and more recently by a new long-term reporting system of reef tourist visitation supported by the Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF) funded by the Australian Federal Government. The sustainability of this industry is influenced by a range of natural (climate change, crown-of'thorns, etc.) and social (rising cost of fuel, changing travel patters, emerging markets) issues. These issues are reviewed followed by analysis of the reef tourism experience within this natural and social context. Data used in this analysis were drawn from a visitor monitoring survey that is discussed in this article. The monitoring program was designed to collect data that can be compared on a monthly and annual basis to enable comparison over time with the aim of identifying emerging social and environmental issues and threats to determine their effect on the sustainability of reef tourism. Finally, the article identifies a number of solutions and strategies that may be available to tourism operators.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCognizant Communication Corp.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom175en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto185en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2/3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTourism in Marine Environmentsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150603en_US
dc.titleResponding to Stakeholder Research needs using a visitor Monitoring Survey: The case of the Great Barrier Reef Tourism Industryen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2008 Cognizant Communication Corporation. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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