Public and Private Partnerships between Tourism and Protected Areas: The Australian Situation

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Title Public and Private Partnerships between Tourism and Protected Areas: The Australian Situation
Author Buckley, Ralf
Journal Name The Journal of Tourism Studies
Editor Bill Bramwell and Bernard Land
Year Published 2002
Place of publication England
Publisher James Cook University
Abstract Most nature-based tourism involves private companies in public protected areas. Most of these operate under a simple concession permit, but more complex partnerships are being introduced. Visitor infrastructure, and some tours, are also provided directly by public agencies on public land. Tourism products, generally private, can also operate very successfully as commercial ventures in private protected areas. This form of partnership has a long history in Europe, and is used widely in Subsaharan Africa and South and Central America, and increasingly in North America. It has been little used to date in Australia or Asia, although there are one or two outstanding examples. Crowding is increasing in public protected areas in these countries, however, and commercial tours are coming into increasing competition with private recreational users, non-profit groups and public tours. Private tour operators will therefore need to establish additional protected areas, in partnership either with private landholders, or public land management agencies such as state forests.
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Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2002 James Cook University. Reproduced here in accordance with publisher policy.
Volume 13
Issue Number 1
Edition 2002
Page from 26
Page to 38
ISSN 1035-4662
Date Accessioned 2003-03-03
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject Land and Parks Management
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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