Planning nature-based hiking trails in a tropical rainforest setting

McNamara, Karen Elizabeth and Prideaux, Bruce (2011) Planning nature-based hiking trails in a tropical rainforest setting. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 16 3: 289-305. doi:10.1080/10941665.2011.572665


Author McNamara, Karen Elizabeth
Prideaux, Bruce
Title Planning nature-based hiking trails in a tropical rainforest setting
Journal name Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1094-1665
1741-6507
Publication date 2011-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10941665.2011.572665
Volume 16
Issue 3
Start page 289
End page 305
Total pages 17
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract ropical rainforests are under threat and tourism has been identified as one industry that has some potential to add value to this important natural resource. This paper examines how nature-based hiking trails may be developed in a sustainable manner within a planning framework that recognizes the role of inputs and outputs. Consideration of inputs is restricted to visitor demand for hiking experiences and consideration of outputs is similarly restricted to measuring the satisfaction of the hiking experience, although it is acknowledged that the impact of hiking on the ecosystem is also important. A case study approach is adopted, based on an assessment in 2007 of visitor demand and satisfaction with hiking trails in Australia's World Heritage tropical rainforest.
Keyword Hiking
Sustainability
Planning
Rainforest
Wet Tropics
World Heritage
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
 
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