A travel cost analysis of the Australian Alps

Stoeckl, Natalie, and Mules, Trevor (2006) A travel cost analysis of the Australian Alps. Tourism Economics, 12 (4). pp. 495-518.

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Abstract

This paper uses the 'quick and dirty' travel cost method (TCM) to generate a range of estimates of one part of the environmental value of the Australian Alps: the recreation use value (RUV). Data for the study were collected during 2001/02 from 4,791 visitor surveys which provided information on 18,480 individuals who were visiting seven different regions of the Australian Alps across three states. The range of estimates is between $10 billion and $200 billion - that range varying across a variety of plausible travel costs and other research judgements.

Item ID: 3970
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1354-8166
Keywords: Australian Alps; recreational use value; sensitivity analysis; travel cost
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2009 03:08
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140217 Transport Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900301 Economic Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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