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Bison euthanized after tourists take it away from its herd

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A bison calf that tourists loaded into their vehicle at Yellowstone National Park because they were concerned for its welfare could not be reunited with its herd and had to be euthanized, park officials said Monday as they reasserted the importance of avoiding wildlife. By . Read more.

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Caribbean Tourists Arriving by Plane worth More to Local Economy than Cruise Guests

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13 March 2015 – Although the cruise industry plays an important role in many Caribbean economies, visitors that arrive by air are far more valuable to these islands built around hotel stays and excursions. Samantha Shankman. Read more.

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National Business Events Study: An Evaluation of the Australian Business Events Sector – Executive Summary

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The National Business Events Study (NBES) is a comprehensive evaluation that examines the size and scope of the Business Events sector in Australia. The data provides the most comprehensive overview of the business events sector since the 1999 Bureau of Tourism Research report, Meetings Make Their Mark.

by Margaret Deery, Leo Jago, Liz Fredline and Larry Dwyer

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National Business Events Study: An Evaluation of the Australian Business Events Sector - Executive Summary

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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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Protected area managers need to monitor the ecological effects of visitor use and assess their performance in managing visitor use. To assist this process, STCRC has established a series of projects to develop indicators and protocols for monitoring visitor use and its impacts that can be used as part of an integrated monitoring system for protected areas. This is the third report in a series examining terrestrial ecological impacts of visitor use.

by Wendy Hill and Catherine Pickering

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Evaluation of Impacts and Methods for the Assessment of Walking Tracks in Protected Areas

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This report is one of a series in the Sustainable Tourism Corporative Research Centre’s overall project to develop a framework, guidelines and tools to enhance assessment, evaluation and reporting of visitor use in protected areas.  In this manual three methods (including indicators, protocols and proformas) are presented for surveying and monitoring walking tracks based on a desktop evaluation of methods used overseas and in Australia  and field testing of methods by researchers.

by Wendy Hill and Catherine Pickering

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Manual for Assessing Walking Tracks in Protected Areas

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This study defines and explores the nature of impact creep within the context of two contrasting case studies. The methods applied in undertaking this study consisted of a literature review and development and distribution of questionnaires to visitors at Monkey Mia and an interview of managers at Monkey Mia and Tree Top Walk. The project considered impact creep relevant to both public and private facility developments.

by Amanda J. Smith and David Newsome

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Investigation into the Concept of and Factors Leading to Impact Creep and its Management

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Economic Impacts of Tourism on the Gold Coast – Gold Coast Tourism Region [GCTV Project #3.1 (Part 1b)]

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This is an independent study focusing on the economic impact of tourism in the broader geographic context of the Gold Coast Tourism Region by all visitors to the region. It is based on official 1998/99 Commonwealth and State government statistics. The study provides an analysis of economic input-output tables for the Gold Coast Tourism Region in the context of tourism.

by Guy West and Barbara Bayne
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This study focuses on the economic impact of tourism in the Gold Coast City region by visitors staying in commercial accommodation and is based on official 1996/97 Commonwealth and State government statistics. The study provides an analysis of economic input-output tables for Gold Coast City in the context of tourism.

by Guy West and Barbara Bayne
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Improving the Tourist Experience: Evaluation of Interpretation Components of Guided Tours in National Parks

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This report presents the results of a detailed study of interpretation provided by nature-based tour operators operating on protected land in Victoria, Australia over the period 2000-2001.

by E. Kate Armstrong and Betty Weiler

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Improving the Tourist Experience: Evaluation of Interpretation Components of Guided Tours in National Parks

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