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This guide highlights the importance of  evaluating the performance of special events  in order to ensure that they maximise their  contribution to the host region. Although it  is recommended strongly that events should  be evaluated in a holistic fashion using  techniques such as cost-benefit analysis,  the focus of this guide is on the economic  dimension of evaluation.

by Leo Jago and Larry Dwyer

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Economic Evaluation of Special Events: A Practitioners Guide

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The aim of this research project was to develop, test and refine an evaluation tool kit for assessing the impacts of interpretation on visitors at heritage, nature and food and beverage tourism sites. In particular, we sought to develop a package that was user-friendly and practical for operators to use, yet based on theory and rigorous research methods.

by Sam Ham and Betty Weiler

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Tourism and the Economic Valuation of Parks and Protected Areas: Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory

Categories: Case Study, Fauna, Flora, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Oceania, Pacific, Planet, Report, Visitors
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This report provides an estimate of the economic value of Watarrka National Park (WNP) to the Northern Territory’s Centre region. Its importance lies in assessing what tourist expenditures would be lost to the Centre if WNP did not exist. While the objective of the research was to apply the Carlsen and Wood’s economic model for protected areas to WNP, to estimate the contribution of the park to the region through tourism, this report was not based on primary data collection but on building a reasoned argument about the contribution of WNP to regional tourism expenditures. The report also aimed at providing a broad picture of past and existing markets, and contrasts some of the secondary data sources available to comment on improved estimates of traffic and visitation by tourists.

by Pascal Tremblay and Dean Carson

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Tourism and the Economic Valuation of Parks and Protected Areas: Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory

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This paper provides an overview of tourism statistics available for regional operators and destination managers in Australia. It provides a foundation for discussion about ways to improve the collection of regional tourism  statistics in Australia. The paper is concerned principally with monitors of  tourist activity in regional Australia.

by Stephanie Hunt, Gary Prosser

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Regional Tourism Statistics in Australia

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This guide leads you through a process of sourcing and applying small area tourism data. It contains three types of information – Provides you with some background and overview of issues related to small area tourism data; Provides you with specific hints, tips, and strategies including some checklists for managing small area tourism data; Includes small case studies and notable quotes from organisations like yours who have undertaken small area tourism data collections.

by Dean Carson, Fiona Richards and Pascal Tremblay

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Local Level Data Collection: Know your Patch Kit

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This catalogue was designed to both record small area data collections and to identify strategies for assisting local and regional tourism organisations to implement data collection initiatives. The research identified the need for a guide to managing small area data collections and has produced such a guide. The research also suggested mechanisms for improving Australia’s small area tourism data through better use of existing data sources and the harnessing of existing structures to promote national standards and build capacity.

by Dean Carson, Fiona Richards and Pascal Tremblay

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Local Level Data Collection: Catalogue of Initiatives across Australia

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Disaggregating National Tourism Data to Regional Areas

Categories: Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Report, Survey, Visitors
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This paper reports on the development and application of a methodology to convert large scale data such as the International Visitor Survey (IVS) and the National Visitor Survey (NVS) into a format that can be used at the local level. The most significant contribution of this disaggregation technique is that it can bring a wide body of data including all that which is incorporated in the IVS and NVS as well as Census and other geographically based data into a highly focused analysis of a small, local area; an activity which has not been feasible with existing public datasets.

by Paul A Whitelaw and Leo K Jago

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Disaggregating National Tourism Data to Regional Areas

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This study seeks to provide simple methods to evaluate the contribution of natural area tourism to local/regional economies. It draws on work undertaken in 2003 by Carlsen and Wood and longitudinal research undertaken by Wood in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia since 1997. The former  study assessed the economic contribution of tourism to two Western Australian regions (the Gascoyne Coast and Southern Forests), whilst the latter provides stratified samples of tourism data each April in most years since 1997 and data from the other significant tourism seasons collected over two years between 2002 and 2004.

by David Wood, John Glasson, Jack Carlsen and Diane Hopkins

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Economic Evaluation of Tourism for Natural Areas: Development of a Toolkit Approach

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This report provides an analysis of potential practical applications of current and upcoming IT-based (digital) monitoring and surveillance systems and technology in other industry sectors for use in Australian terrestrial and marine protected areas. The knowledge generated will provide a basis for the potential future development of reliable and cost-effective methods for monitoring visitor movements and activities, and compliance with park regulations (including user pay systems).

by Jan Warnken and Michael Blumenstein

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Monitoring Visitor Use in Australian Terrestrial and Marine Protected Areas

 

 

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