Managing environmental tourism in Douglas Shire, North Queensland

Zeppel, Heather, and Carmody, Julie (2004) Managing environmental tourism in Douglas Shire, North Queensland. In: Proceedings of ASBBS 7th International Conference. pp. 499-511. From: ASBBS 7th International Conference, 6 - 7 August 2004, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Douglas Shire Council in Northeast Queensland is a Green Globe 21 Benchmarked community committed to sustainable development. Wet Tropics World Heritage land covers over 80% of the Shire, including the tourist icon of Daintree Cape Tribulation. Douglas Shire aims to reduce resource use by tourism and improve awareness of environmental best practice. To this end, 75 tourism operators in the Shire were surveyed about their environmental management practices. This paper evaluates how Douglas Shire is managing environmental tourism through Local Laws, action plans in the DSC Sustainable Futures Strategy, a water quality improvement plan, waste handling, and environmental communication programs.

Item ID: 7572
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-43717-0
Keywords: Douglas Shire; environmental tourism; North Queensland
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Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2010 04:27
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960506 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments @ 100%
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