The importance of networks in special interest tourism: case studies of music tourism in Australia

Moscardo, Gianna, McCarthy, Breda, Murphy, Laurie, and Pearce, Philip (2009) The importance of networks in special interest tourism: case studies of music tourism in Australia. International Journal of Tourism Policy, 2 (1-2). pp. 5-23.

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Abstract

Music tourism can be seen as a type of special interest cultural tourism. This paper addresses the role of themed music festivals in regional development. Three diverse and recurring music tourism events in regional Queensland, Australia are studied. The case studies describe the festivals and their impacts and contributions to tourism development in their area. These analyses specifically examine the roles of clusters and networks in the contributions made by these events to regional tourism and associated development. The results of the analyses are used to examine government policies and recommendations are made to support better outcomes for host communities.

Item ID: 8608
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: music tourism; festivals; regional development; networks; clusters
ISSN: 1750-4104
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2010 03:05
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150604 Tourism Marketing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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