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Green Guide to White Water Tours

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Easy to use best-practice environmental management guide for white water raft and kayak tour operators and tourists.

by Ralf Buckley

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Green Guide to White Water Tours

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In Sri Lanka, home composting is promoted in many municipalities as a simple and low-cost solution to emerging waste disposal problems in the present day society. Produced by Practical Action South Asia, this technical brief is intended to disseminate the technology of concrete composting bin fabrication.

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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 tutorials in this kit provide an extensive education of online marketing starting with an initial assessment of your current online marketing status to more complex issues such as online booking systems. Each tutorial includes a helpful header with information about how much time the tutorial will take you to complete and the level of difficulty.

by The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse

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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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This tool guides you to make a preliminary assessment about whether your region and property have the attributes for a successful tourism venture. If, after taking this initial assessment, you find that your property has tourism potential then we recommend you visit the websites listed on page 9.  Stage 2 allows you to make a more thorough assessment of whether to proceed with your tourism business idea and helps you develop this idea into a full business plan, and will be available in the future.

by Carolyn Fausnaugh, Paul Waight, Karen Higginbottom & Chelsea Northrope

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Farm & Country Tourism on Your Property: Stage 1 Assessment Tool

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Waste Management: Low-Cost Medical Waste Incinerator

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This technical brief outlines the construction of a medical waste incinerator, which is a simple two-chamber natural-draught incinerator designed to be operated at temperatures of 800 degreed Celsius and higher.    The incinerator has been designed so that it can be built on site, using standard building bricks or blocks and lined with refractory bricks. All the steel components, such as the loading door, the ash removal door and air inlet apertures can be made using basic workshop equipment.

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Leading-Edge Developments in Tourism ICT and Related Underlying Technologies

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This report documents the outcomes of the scoping study conducted on the leading-edge developments in tourism information and communication technologies (ICT) systems and related underlying technologies. The study focused on the three key areas: web-based intelligent systems (WISEs), location-based systems (LBSs) and usability engineering (UE). It provides an overview of the current status of research in tourism ICT systems, and proposes priority research directions and three industry-focused and interrelated projects.

by Nalin Sharda, Mladen Georgievski, Imran Ahmed, Leisa J. Armstrong, Mark Brogan, Andrew Woodward, Gurpreet Kohli and Martha Clark

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