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ROLE OF WILDLIFE ICONS AS MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: case studies - Monkey Mia dolphins and Hervey Bay whale watching

By Amanda Smith, David Newsome, Diane Lee and Natalie Stoeckl
ROLE OF WILDLIFE ICONS AS MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: case studies - Monkey Mia dolphins and Hervey Bay whale watching
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This study investigated the issues surrounding iconic wildlife in terms of both visitor perceptions and experiences and also in terms of the economic contribution of visitors to the destination. The methods employed consisted of a literature review and development and distribution of questionnaires to visitors and tour operators and an interview of managers at Monkey Mia, Western Australia and Hervey Bay, Queensland.
This study investigated the issues surrounding iconic wildlife in terms of both visitor perceptions and experiences and also in terms of the economic contribution of visitors to the destination. The methods employed consisted of a literature review and development and distribution of questionnaires to visitors and tour operators and an interview of managers at Monkey Mia, Western Australia and Hervey Bay, Queensland. Reduce

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