The Effects of World Heritage Listing on Tourism to Australian National Parks

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Title The Effects of World Heritage Listing on Tourism to Australian National Parks
Author Buckley, Ralf
Journal Name Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Editor Bill Bramwell and Bernard Land
Year Published 2004
Place of publication UK
Publisher Channel View Publications
Abstract A time series of historical visitor data was used to test whether World Heritage Area (WHA) listing affected the total number or origins of visitors to Australian national parks. Only six of Australia's 14 WHAs have sufficient data to attempt such tests, and these data have significant shortcomings. Whilst visitor numbers at Australian WHA's are commonly up to an order of magnitude higher than at comparable control sites, this cannot necessarily be ascribed specifically to WH branding, but may be associated more with political controversy over listing. It does, however, appear that WH designation yields significant increases in proportions of international visitors to individual sites.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2004 Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 12
Issue Number 1
Page from 70
Page to 84
ISSN 0966-9582
Date Accessioned 2005-01-12
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Conservation
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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