Chapter 7. The Nature of Rainforest Tourism: Insights from a Tourism Social Science Research Programme

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member2 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor3
  1. Philip L. Pearce

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch7

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Pearce, P. L. (2008) The Nature of Rainforest Tourism: Insights from a Tourism Social Science Research Programme, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. Tourism Program, School of Business, James Cook University, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • NATURE OF RAINFOREST TOURISM;
  • Tourism in and around Australia's Wet Tropics World Heritage Area;
  • emergence of sustainability - key political topic in communities and research activities;
  • rainforest tourism as a system;
  • guide to rainforest tourism;
  • role and influence of interpretation on visitor responses to rainforest;
  • visitor responses in monitoring and sustainability systems for tourism;
  • tourism social science research within two frameworks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Towards rainforest tourism research

  • The sustainability context

  • Rainforest tourism as a system

  • A rainforest tourism research agenda

  • Research achievements

  • The progress of tourism research

  • Summary

  • References