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Is Sustainable Tourism Sustainable? Mapping Outcomes Using GIS

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October 29 2015 – Tourism represents one of the top five exports for 83 percent of all countries and is the main source of foreign currency for 38 percent of countries. The industry continues to experience growth even in poor economic times. GISUSER Read more. 

Geotourism is a new discipline and relatively little has been written about either its supply or demand sides. This research note presents the findings of a sample of potential Australian geotourists, all members of the Geological Society of Australia.     The purpose of the study was to explore a potential market of geoscientists to test their interest in participating in commercial geotourism products as a means of developing niche geotourism opportunities in Australia.     The findings show that potential geotourists prefer to undertake geotours independently rather than on organised tours. The majority of respondents wish to increase their knowledge of geological sites and landforms, which is encouraging as an indicator for the development of geotourism in Australia.

by Angus M. Robinson

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This paper addresses the rationale for and scope of this research work as well as reviews other available research material which can assist marketers in understanding who are the people most likely to be interested in geotourism, as well as introducing some of the preliminary results from  this study.

by Angus M. Robinson

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