Australian tourist attractions: The links between organizational characteristics and planning

Benckendorff, Pierre J. and Pearce, Philip L. (2003) Australian tourist attractions: The links between organizational characteristics and planning. Journal of Travel Research, 42 1: 24-35. doi:10.1177/0047287503253948

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Author Benckendorff, Pierre J.
Pearce, Philip L.
Title Australian tourist attractions: The links between organizational characteristics and planning
Journal name Journal of Travel Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-2875
1552-6763
Publication date 2003-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0047287503253948
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 42
Issue 1
Start page 24
End page 35
Total pages 12
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
An exploration of the links between the characteristics of Australian tourist attractions and the amount of planning undertaken by attraction managers was conducted. Using a detailed mail survey (N = 407, response rate = 26.7%), a categorization indicating four planning levels was devised: nonplanners, short-term planners, short- and long-term planners, and long-term planners. Attractions with greater levels of planning were shown to have higher levels of perceived performance and faced the future with better growth prospects and business confidence. They also reported higher management turnover. Attraction research, it was argued, needs to develop with studies from different regions and histories to test the value of specific findings. In addition, multimethod approaches are needed to disentangle causality issues linking planning and attraction characteristics.
Keyword Attractions
Australia
Strategic planning
Management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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Created: Tue, 03 May 2011, 23:27:54 EST by Dr Pierre Benckendorff on behalf of School of Tourism