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Estimating Demand for a Special Event and the Events Contribution to a Regional Economy

Categories: Case Study, Cost Reduction, Investment, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Oceania, Pacific, Return
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This project was aimed at finding out the relationship between the demand for a special event and the schedule of entrance fees for the event. Two special events, part of a wider event, the Hobart Summer Festival, were examined: Taste of Tasmania and the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

by John Madden, Nic Groenwold, Prem Thapa

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Estimating Demand for a Special Event and the Events Contribution to a Regional Economy

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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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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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The first section of this report, the literature review, outlines the major components of research diffusion and diffusion theory including innovation development, decision-making processes and adopter categories. The second and third sections of the report will outline the research methods and survey results. The final section of the report will provide an analysis and discussion of the survey results and the implications these have for the STCRC.

 

by Chris Cooper, Leo Jago, Jack Carlsen and Lisa Ruhanen
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The main aims of this project were to quantify the value that visitors to certain Tasmanian national parks placed on those sites, and the responsiveness of park visitation rates to changes in park entry fees.

by John Madden, Nic Groenwold, Prem Thapa

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Estimating the Value of Tasmanian National Parks to Park Visitors

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This paper provides an overview of tourism statistics available for regional operators and destination managers in Australia. It provides a foundation for discussion about ways to improve the collection of regional tourism  statistics in Australia. The paper is concerned principally with monitors of  tourist activity in regional Australia.

by Stephanie Hunt, Gary Prosser

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Regional Tourism Statistics in Australia

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This guide leads you through a process of sourcing and applying small area tourism data. It contains three types of information – Provides you with some background and overview of issues related to small area tourism data; Provides you with specific hints, tips, and strategies including some checklists for managing small area tourism data; Includes small case studies and notable quotes from organisations like yours who have undertaken small area tourism data collections.

by Dean Carson, Fiona Richards and Pascal Tremblay

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Local Level Data Collection: Know your Patch Kit

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This catalogue was designed to both record small area data collections and to identify strategies for assisting local and regional tourism organisations to implement data collection initiatives. The research identified the need for a guide to managing small area data collections and has produced such a guide. The research also suggested mechanisms for improving Australia’s small area tourism data through better use of existing data sources and the harnessing of existing structures to promote national standards and build capacity.

by Dean Carson, Fiona Richards and Pascal Tremblay

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Local Level Data Collection: Catalogue of Initiatives across Australia

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The Sustainable Tourism CRC, in partnership with Brisbane City Council and Redland Shire Council, was requested to develop a framework for the sustainable management of tourism and recreation in Moreton Bay. Before developing any strategy for sustainable tourism in Moreton Bay it was essential to understand the extent of tourism, as well as recreation activity, in the area and to conduct a preliminary analysis of how that visitation may impact on the surrounding natural and social environment.

by Michelle Whitmore and Terry De Lacy

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Sustainable Development and Management of Tourism in Moreton Bay

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The aim of this study was to develop an insight into the importance and impact of the attributes which shape the competitiveness of tourism destinations. Some of this research has focused on particular elements of destination competitiveness, such as price competitiveness, while other research has aimed at developing a more comprehensive understanding of destination competitiveness. General theories of competitiveness have been assimilated and adapted, and conceptual models of destination competitiveness have been developed which tailors these general ideas and theories to the particular characteristics of the tourism industry.

by Geoffrey I. Crouch

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