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This phrasebook has been put together by a group of environmental, research and progressive organisations with an interest in sharing research-based messages on climate change with activists around Australia.

by www.climateinstitute.org.au

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Climate Messaging Guide: Cutting Through the Climate Clutter

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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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The study aimed to develop a digital interactive to enrich visitor experiences at heritage tourism sites. It also developed a suite of guidelines to allow heritage tourism operators (and heritage managers) to operate a similar interactive module at heritage sites throughout Australia.

by Celmara Pocock, Marion Stell, Lucy Frost, Julia Crozier and Simon Ancher

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This research bibliography is about climate change impacts and responses in Australian tourism. It lists articles, reports, conference papers and website information published about climate change and Australian tourism from 1996 to 2010. It includes sections on climate change issues relevant to accommodation and aviation, carbon footprints of Australian tourism, carbon offsets in Australian tourism, conference papers and journal articles relating to climate change and tourism, along with research by the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) about climate change impacts on destinations and reducing emissions in tourism accommodation.

by Heather Zeppel & Narelle Beaumont, University of Southern Queensland Australian Centre for Sustainable Business & Development

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This manual was devised to help overcome the professional isolation often experienced by staff working in Australian VICs. It is specifically designed to facilitate the sharing of ‘best practice’ approaches to information dissemination, customer service, staff training, sign and exhibit design and evaluation. Material is based on research in the areas of visitor studies; interviews with thirteen VIC managers; and surveys conducted with approximately 407 visitors at 18 VICs in Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. It includes photographs, discussion questions and checklists to enable you to evaluate and improve your services and facilities. The manual concludes with four case studies designed to describe examples of ‘best practice’ in more detail.

by Roy Ballantyne, Karen Hughes, Marg Deery and Nigel Bond

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Meeting Visitor Needs: A Handbook for Managers and Staff of Visitor Information Centers

 

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This report provides the key findings from a series of surveys carried out in three national parks—Hasting Caves State Reserve in Tasmania, Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales and the Grampians-Gariwerd National Park in Western Victoria.  The researchers collected data about visitor profiles as well as visitor satisfaction with interpretation services and variables.

by Stephen Wearing, Paul Edinborough, Lesley Hodgson and Elspeth Frew

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Enhancing Visitor Experience through Interpretation: An Examination of Influencing Factors

 

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This is the central document for the wildlife tourism status assessment project. Part II synthesises information from a series of individual status assessment reports on different aspects of Australian wildlife tourism and presents findings of stakeholder consultation processes.

by Karen Higginbottom, Kelley Rann, Gianna Moscardo, Derrin Davis and Sue Muloin

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Status Assessment of Wildlife Tourism in Australia: An Overview Part II

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Status Assessment of Wildlife Tourism in Australia: An Overview Part I

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This is the central document for the wildlife tourism status assessment project. Part I provides a descriptive overview of wildlife tourism in Australia, placing it in the context of international tourism and wildlife tourism.

by Karen Higginbottom, Kelley Rann, Gianna Moscardo, Derrin Davis and Sue Muloin

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Status Assessment of Wildlife Tourism in Australia: An Overview Part I

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