Important 'ingredients' for successful tourism/protected area partnerships: partners' policy recommendations

Agathe Wegner, Diane Lee, Betty Weiler

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    Abstract

    Protected areas in Australia are of great importance to the tourism industry, conservation agencies, and other stakeholders. Due to an increase in limited resources and the complexity and uncertainty of the protected area/tourism planning context, these stakeholders are encouraged to enter partnerships. Their ability to work together effectively influences the quality of the tourist experience, the satisfaction of visitors, and the protection of the natural resource base on which the industry depends. This paper reports on in-depth interviews undertaken within a wider project that explored a number of different types of partnerships involved in tourism and protected areas with the aim of providing recommendations to policy makers regarding how successful partnerships operate. Seven key themes for policy recommendations emerged. It is suggested that, by considering and acting on these recommendations, policy makers can provide an environment that is more conducive to a collaborative approach for the management of sustainable tourism in protected areas. It is further suggested that the themes arising in this study have the potential for a wider application in a variety of tourism partnership settings. � 2010 Taylor & Francis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of CAUTHE 2009 See change
    Subtitle of host publicationtourism & hospitality in a dynamic world
    EditorsJ Carlsen, M Hughes, K Holmes, R Jones
    Place of PublicationPerth
    PublisherPromaco Conventions
    Pages-
    Number of pages3008
    Volume30
    ISBN (Print)1863081534
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventCAUTHE 2009. Conference of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education. 18th International Tourism Research Conference. See Change: tourism and hospitality in a dynamic world - Fremantle
    Duration: 10 Feb 200913 Feb 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceCAUTHE 2009. Conference of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education. 18th International Tourism Research Conference. See Change: tourism and hospitality in a dynamic world
    Period10/02/0913/02/09

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    Wegner, A., Lee, D., & Weiler, B. (2009). Important 'ingredients' for successful tourism/protected area partnerships: partners' policy recommendations. In J. Carlsen, M. Hughes, K. Holmes, & R. Jones (Eds.), Proceedings of CAUTHE 2009 See change: tourism & hospitality in a dynamic world (Vol. 30, pp. -). Promaco Conventions.