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dc.contributor.authorHigham, James E Sen_NZ
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dc.date.copyright1998en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationHigham, J. E. S. (1998). Sustaining the physical and social dimensions of wilderness tourism: the perceptual approach to wilderness management in New Zealand. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 6(1), 26–51.en
dc.identifier.issn0966-9582en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1234
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dc.description.abstractThe dynamics of the tourism industry are well illustrated by the case of New Zealand’s tourism development over the last decade. The number of international tourists visiting New Zealand has doubled in the last ten years to approximately 1.5 million annual visitors. Associated with this growth has been a significant shift in patterns of tourist demand. No longer do most tourists simply comply with established tourist routes linking the high profile scenic attractions. Rather tourists have demonstrated a preference for more independent and dispersed patterns of travel, including an increase in demand for settings that offer subjective qualities of wilderness experience. This poses a complex but intriguing management challenge. If wilderness recreation involves pristine natural settings in the complete absence of facility development and visitor management, then these resources are more prone to degradation so than any other natural tourism resources. This paper suggests that an understanding of tourist perceptions of wilderness is crucial to the management of wilderness tourism, and considers the application of the perceptual approach to wilderness tourism as a means of sustaining wilderness values while promoting the satisfaction of visitor expectations.en_NZ
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dc.subject.lcshG Geography (General)en_NZ
dc.titleSustaining the physical and social dimensions of wilderness tourism: the perceptual approach to wilderness management in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.description.versionPublisheden_NZ
otago.date.accession2005-12-19en_NZ
otago.relation.issue1en_NZ
otago.relation.pages26-51en_NZ
otago.relation.volume6en_NZ
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dc.identifier.eprints173en_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
otago.school.eprintsTourismen_NZ
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