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Convention Site Selection: Determinants of Destination Choice in the Australian Domestic Conventions Sector

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This report presents the results of a study of the Australian domestic conventions industry that has modelled the convention site selection choice process. As a result, the findings will be of value to destinations that seek to compete for a share of the Australian conventions market. Specifically, the research sheds light on how destinations can increase their competitiveness, and where resources and efforts ought to be focused to improve a destination’s attractiveness in this industry.

by Geoffrey I. Crouch and Jordan Louviere

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Convention Site Selection: Determinants of Destination Choice in the Australian Domestic Conventions Sector

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Australian Tourism Marketing Expenditure Elasticity Estimates

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The objective of this study was to quantify the effects of marketing expenditure by the Australian Tourist Commission, integrated into Tourism Australia (TA) from 1 July 1994. Co-integration analysis and dynamic  modelling approach are used to estimate the elasticity of income, price, price of substitute, cost of travel and marketing expenditure for Australia’s four major tourism markets: USA, Japan, UK and New Zealand.

by Nada Kulendran and Sarath Divisekera

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Australian Tourism Marketing Expenditure Elasticity Estimates

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Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models are now extensively used to estimate impacts of changes and policies across sectors, including tourism. CGE modelling has been used to simulate the economic impacts of an increase in international, interstate and intrastate tourism to New South Wales and on the rest of Australia.

by Larry Dwyer, Peter Forsyth, Ray Spurr, and Thiep Ho
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This report provides an estimate of direct tourist spending and the contribution of that spending to Queensland’s gross state product that can be attributed to tourists’ access to national parks (NPs). The first phase of The Valuing Tourism Spend in Queensland National Parks Study was designed to provide an assessment of tourist spending associated with national parks at the regional level. Following consultation with key stakeholders of the study, a research team from The University of Queensland collected primary visitor survey data in four regions of the State of Queensland with a view to determining an estimate of the visitor spend attributable to the NPs in these regions. These regions were selected as examples of the four different types of protected area region (urban, iconic, remote and outback) to be found in Queensland. The data collected in the survey were then used to infer a value for national park-generated visitor spending for all national park regions in Queensland. The results of this study indicate that a best estimate of visitor spending associated with national parks is approximately $4.43 billion per annum with $749 million per annum in national park-generated spending.

by Roy Ballantyne, Richard Brown, Shane Pegg and Noel Scott

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Valuing Tourism Spend Arising from Visitation to Queensland National Parks

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The aim of this research was to explore and compare choice behaviours of different consumers for specific domestic and overseas destinations offering a particular set of holiday experiences. The selected eight destinations represent the whole range of option types for short trip vacation travel from or within Australia: overseas (Asia/Pacific), domestic metropolitan interstate, regional interstate, local regional (intrastate) and local ‘home’ destination. The implementation and modelling of consumer choice experiments such as this provides a powerful method for deconstructing and understanding how tourism consumers make decisions.

by  Harmen Oppewal, Twan Huybers and Geoffrey I. Crouch

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How Do Australians Choose Holiday Destinations and Experiences? Modelling Consumer Choice

 

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Tourists do not make travel decisions in a vacuum. The decision to spend money on tourism occurs in the context of the other potential uses of discretionary resources and their corresponding values or utilities. This study has therefore researched the conjoint decision of allocating and spending discretionary resources through the conduct of a choice experiment so that the trade-offs involved could be empirically assessed. The data provides an insight into how each type of discretionary expenditure is valued and how each type competes for a share of the discretionary expenditure ‘pie’. We discuss the results with an emphasis on the  implications for tourism.

by Geoffrey I. Crouch, Timothy Devinney, Sara Dolnicar, Twan Huybers, Jordan Louviere and Harmen Oppewal

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Tourism and the Competition for Discretionary Expenditure

 

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This project principally examined the potential impact the turbulence created by the passage of cruise ships may have on fragile benthic marine biota and additional aspects such as potential wave wake erosion of channel banks. It is based on research undertaken to determine whether small, expedition-style cruise ships should be  permitted to enter past Port Davey and into Bathurst Channel within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia.

by Claire Ellis, Neville Barrett & Sophia Schmieman

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This document profiles key STCRC research in the field of tourism and protected area management from 2005 to October 2008. The aim of this summary is to provide a ‘snapshot’ of research that informs the parks-tourism relationship and its management.

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Tourism and Protected Area Management Research Snapshot

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