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

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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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Economic Contribution on Kakadu National Park to Tourism in the Northern Territory

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This report undertakes an analysis of the economic contribution of Kakadu National Park derived solely from tourism expenditures in the Northern Territory (NT). The project utilises the methodology of Carlsen and Wood (2004) to estimate the value of Kakadu as a tourism driver to the sub-region, the broader Top End region and for the NT overall. Visitor estimates for this project were derived using the NT Travel Monitor (NTTM) surveys; however, because the NTTM does not allow reliable estimates of visitor expenditure within a sub-region, a customised survey of visitors to Kakadu National Park was used to elicit this expenditure information.

by Pascal Tremblay

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Economic Contribution on Kakadu National Park to Tourism in the Northern Territory

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This domestic and international visitor profile covers the Kakadu region of Australia’s Northern Territory.

by Tourism Research Australia

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Regional Tourism Profiles 2008/09 Northern Territory: Kakadu Region

 

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This report provides a complete summary of the scoping study report which has been undertaken by STCRC, The Impacts of Climate Change on Australian Tourism Destinations: Developing adaptation and response strategies — a scoping study. The goal of the project was to build a framework to inform and prioritise adaptation strategies which can be undertaken by destinations and tourism businesses. To do this, the climate change vulnerability of each destination was assessed, with a focus on the potential impacts on tourism infrastructure, activities and operational costs. Summary chapters highlighting key research, findings and recommendations for each of the case study regions are included in this document.

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Following discussions within the Tourism and Climate Change Taskforce in 2007–2008, STCRC decided to undertook a study of the potential adaptations to climate change in five key tourist destinations in Australia: Kakadu National Park, the Cairns region (including the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest), the Blue Mountains, the Barossa Valley and the Victorian Alps.  The research project examines existing knowledge on anticipated biophysical changes and, through primary research (stakeholder interviews and social learning workshops), gauges the expected adaptive approaches of destination communities and the tourism sector to these changes for 2020, 2050 and 2070. It then estimates likely economic consequences. This technical report presents the research findings in full and supports the summary developed by STCRC.

by Stephen Turton, Wade Hadwen and Robyn Wilson (editors)

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