Regional Planning and Resilient Futures: Destination Modelling and Tourism Development—The Case of the Ningaloo Coastal Region in Western Australia

Tod Jones, John Glasson, David Wood, Elizabeth A. Fulton
  • Planning Practice and Research, August 2011, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2011.582377

Modelling tourism use of Ningaloo reef region

What is it about?

200000+ people visit the remote Ningaloo reef every year. Perched on the edge of the Australian desert it is within swimming distance of the shore. This makes it both an attractive and vulnerable location. To manage it well requires understanding of use patterns and potential outcomes of management and development options. The destination model is one such tool.

Why is it important?

One of the first tourism models to take a sociecological approach to looking at alternative futures for a World Heritage listed resource surrounded by active resource development.

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