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Estimating community benefits from tourism: The case of Carpentaria Shire


  • Greiner, Romy
  • Stoeckl, Natalie
  • Schweigert, Roman


The small rural communities in Australia's tropical savanna landscapes depend upon the region's natural resources for income and employment. Historically primary industries - including mining, grazing and, in the case of coastal communities, fishing - have been the pillars of economic activity in those regions. More recently, tourism has emerged as an additional nature-based industry, which offers new development and employment opportunities for populations in remote regions. Net benefits from tourism accrue from the balance of economic, social and environmental interactions of tourists with a destination. This paper presents a model of tourism impact in the Carpentaria shire of North West Queensland. A methodology is developed for tracking and quantifying social, economic and environmental impacts. Data from an in-progress research project are presented and analysed to test the hypothesis that community benefits could be improved without an increase in visitor numbers, by changing the composition of visitors to the region. Interpretations are offered as to how both, sectorial and regional planning and management can effect improved community benefits from tourism.

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  • Greiner, Romy & Stoeckl, Natalie & Schweigert, Roman, 2004. "Estimating community benefits from tourism: The case of Carpentaria Shire," 2004 Conference (48th), February 11-13, 2004, Melbourne, Australia 58455, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aare04:58455

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    1. Sef Baaijens & Peter Nijkamp & Kees Van Montfort, 1998. "Explanatory Meta-analysis for the Comparison and Transfer of Regional Tourist Income Multipliers," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 32(9), pages 839-849.
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    1. Dowling Ross K., 2013. "Global Geotourism – An Emerging Form of Sustainable Tourism," Czech Journal of Tourism, De Gruyter Open, vol. 2(2), pages 59-79, December.


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