Recreation value of a new long-distance walking track

Cook, A. (2008) Recreation value of a new long-distance walking track. Tourism Economics, 14 2: 377-391. doi:10.5367/000000008784460391

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Author Cook, A.
Title Recreation value of a new long-distance walking track
Journal name Tourism Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1354-8166
Publication date 2008-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5367/000000008784460391
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 377
End page 391
Total pages 15
Editor Stephen Wanhill
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher IP Publishing
Language eng
Abstract A large recreation value may be expected for a long-distance walking track which allows for hiking and camping in a tropical rainforest environment. When such a resource is new, sufficient data are not available for a primary study. A practical way to obtain a value estimate is by employing benefit transfer procedures. Using a travel cost analysis for the Thorsborne Trail as the transfer source, a consumer surplus estimate for the new Cannabullen Track was estimated at about Aus$300 per person per year. This value may contribute to management decisions about further development of facilities along the track and about user fees.
Keyword Benefit transfer
Consumer surplus
Environmental value transfer
Zonal travel cost
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Institutional Status UQ

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