The recreational value of Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island: An application of the travel cost method

Fleming, Christopher M. and Cook, Averil (2008) The recreational value of Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island: An application of the travel cost method. Tourism Management, 29 6: 1197-1205. doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2008.02.022

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Author Fleming, Christopher M.
Cook, Averil
Title The recreational value of Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island: An application of the travel cost method
Journal name Tourism Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-5177
Publication date 2008-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tourman.2008.02.022
Open Access Status
Volume 29
Issue 6
Start page 1197
End page 1205
Total pages 9
Place of publication Oxford, UK
Publisher Elsevier Science
Language eng
Subject 150605 Tourism Resource Appraisal
140216 Tourism Economics
960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development
C1
Formatted abstract
Lake McKenzie is one of the most highly used and popular visitor destinations of all Fraser Island's natural sites, attracting 2000 visitors a day in peak periods. Many consider this level of visitation to be unsustainable and the management authority is currently considering a range of management options to address this issue. In assessing the alternatives, it is useful to have some idea of the recreational use value of the Lake under the current regime, as it is this value that is at risk if visitor numbers are to be reduced. This paper, using the zonal travel cost method, estimates the recreational use value of Fraser Island and Lake McKenzie for Australian-resident, independent visitors.
Keyword Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island
Travel cost method
Recreation
Q-Index Code C1
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