Tropical places with personality: key issues for urban design in the tropical tourism landscape

Anderson, Allison, Prideaux, Bruce, and Law, Lisa (2013) Tropical places with personality: key issues for urban design in the tropical tourism landscape. In: Proceedings of the 19th Asia Pacific Tourism Association Annual Conference. 036. From: APTA 2013: 19th Asia Pacific Tourism Association Annual Conference, 1-4 July 2013, Bangkok, Thailand.

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As tropical destinations struggle to differentiate their product from one palm fringed beach to the next, this paper proposes an alternative differentiating factor: the tropical urban product. Through a literature review, a model is proposed to organize thinking around the tropical urban destination product. The model is tested through semi-structured, in-depth interviews with 16 leading 'knowing' and 'unknowing' urban designers in the tropical city of Cairns, Australia. The qualitative data provides an insight into the key issues that define and govern the relationship between urban design and tourism in tropical places.

Item ID: 31521
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
Keywords: urban design, tourism, destination development, tropics
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Funders: Smart Futures Fund, Australian Postgraduate Award, School of Business, Faculty of Business, Law & the Creative Arts, James Cook University (JCU)
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 00:28
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 50%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120508 Urban Design @ 50%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development @ 50%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8701 Construction Planning > 870105 Urban Planning @ 50%
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