Working with animals and children: The challenges of visitor research in wildlife tourism

Hughes, Karen, Ballantyne, Roy and Packer, Jan (2006) Working with animals and children: The challenges of visitor research in wildlife tourism. Visitor Studies Today, 9 3: 27-29.

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Author Hughes, Karen
Ballantyne, Roy
Packer, Jan
Title Working with animals and children: The challenges of visitor research in wildlife tourism
Journal name Visitor Studies Today   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1064-5578
1934-7715
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 27
End page 29
Total pages 3
Place of publication Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A.
Publisher Visitor Studies Association
Language eng
Subject 1506 Tourism
Formatted abstract
Our team at the University of Queensland has been investigating conservation learning at two Queensland ecotourism sites—a three hour whale watching cruise operating from the Gold Coast and turtle viewing at Mon Repos Turtle Rookery, Bargara. We present here a set of five challenges we have faced in this research, as a warning to all who might dare to attempt similar studies. Our experience has demonstrated that the famous adage of show business, “Never work with children or animals” can indeed apply in wildlife tourism research.
© 2006 Visitor Studies Association

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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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