Ecotourism: the participants' perceptions

Chirgwin, Sharon and Hughes, Karen (1997) Ecotourism: the participants' perceptions. The Journal of Tourism Studies, 8 2: 2-7.

Author Chirgwin, Sharon
Hughes, Karen
Title Ecotourism: the participants' perceptions
Journal name The Journal of Tourism Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1035-4662
Publication date 1997-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 2
End page 7
Total pages 6
Place of publication Townsville, QLD, Australia
Publisher James Cook University
Language eng
Abstract An assessment of tourists' understandings of the term "ecotourism" was carried out at Fogg Dam in Australia's Northern Territory, an artificially created wetland that attracts wildlife in numbers rarely seen in most natural venues. Ninety percent of those surveyed regarded this venue as ecotourism. The attributes that were used to justify this were collectively similar to those generally identified by researchers, but no respondent chose more than one. This survey suggested that a pristine area is not necessary to the ecotourist as long as an area is aesthetically pleasing and provides the opportunity for learning about or just viewing wildlife.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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