Social trends such as the use of technology and attitudes towards the environment are a major driver of tourism consumer preferences.
Three important research programs have been completed by the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre to assist in better understanding a destination’s operating environment:
The Destination Competitiveness and Sustainability model found in Modelling Destination Competitiveness can be used to assess the external macro and micro environment and the internal competitive attributes of a destination. This assessment forms a key part of developing appropriate strategies for destination development, management and marketing.
Source: Ritchie, J.R.B. and G.I. Crouch (2003). The Competitive Destination: A Sustainable Tourism Perspective, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.
The Megatrends Underpinning Tourism to 2020 report identifies key global and national factors and trends that are likely to impact on the competitiveness of tourism destinations. Proactive and innovative approaches are required to negate these potential challenges and remain competitive.
The STCRC’s Local Government Pathways to Sustainable Tourism workbook provides a framework for undertaking a Tourism Health Check to assessing a region’s readiness to participate in tourism and destination management, taking into consideration the internal and external environment.
Much of the analysis of migration-tourism linkages draws on statistics regarding tourism flows and migration flows. This study outlines the applicable statistics and trends in migrant and tourism numbers for Australia over the complete period 1980-2009. These data form the ...
This report presents the findings of an investigation into the ability of regional destinations to attract visitors into the Australian countryside. The main objectives of the research were to: • Examine how tourists can be dispersed throughout regional ...
The aim of this research was to explore and compare choice behaviours of different consumers for specific domestic and overseas destinations offering a particular set of holiday experiences. The selected eight destinations represent the whole range of option types for ...
This report explores the way in which some key drivers could affect the tourism industry, both international and domestic, to the year 2020. An exploration of these trends allows important change agents, on both the supply side and the demand ...
The Tapestry Tourism Region, in the south west of Western Australia, is focused on the areas of Bunbury, Harvey, Collie, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup and Capel. This study investigated future tourism opportunities by developing a greater understanding of tourism as a system ...
This study aims to assist the development of a future national tourism strategy and research agenda and represents a typical but vital stage of a tourism visioning process. It provides an overview of four industry workshops hosted in late 2008 by ...
Hi Everyone,Thank-you for your attendance at the first cluster meeting on Monday. It was great to meet you all and hear about the wonderful initiatives you have already implemented or are looking to explore.As we discussed on Monday, this forum is a space for each of you to share your thoughts and ask questions throughout the course of the program. We encourage each of you to share the knowledge and experience you have with fellow cluster members and ask questions of both our organisation and each other. We will also use this forum to post presentations from the meetings, minutes and other information that comes to light throughout the course of the project.Also, don't hesitate to contact myself, Mark Olsen or Claire Hendrie directly on 3238 1913 if you have any questions.Cheers,Sophie
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