Can tourism 'save' other regional businesses?

Stoeckl, Natalie, and Lanphier, Fleur (2005) Can tourism 'save' other regional businesses? In: Proceedings of SEGRA 2005 Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia. pp. 1-20. From: SEGRA 2005 Ninth National Conference, 5 - 7 September 2005, Yeppoon, QLD, Australia.

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When a tourism enterprise earns money, it may 'share' its good fortune with other regional businesses by spending a part of those earnings. The more that is spent in other local businesses, the greater the regional economic impact of the tourism expenditure. Those interested in tourism as a potential means of improving the economic circumstances of an entire region, may therefore find it useful to have information about expenditure patterns of different types of tourism enterprises. The research reported on here is part of a larger in-progress project investigating tourism in regional Australia.

The entire project aims to: (a) examine the supply chains of different types of tourism enterprises; (b) look at the strength of economic links between tourism enterprises and other regional businesses; and (c) identify supply-chain problems that may exist. This paper reports on the earlier stages of the project describing, comparing and contrasting tourist and tourist enterprise characteristics in each region; presenting preliminary results from a tourism enterprise survey and discussing the way in which those results can be used by those interested in promoting the economic development of regional Australia.

Item ID: 7831
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-9578212-9-3
Keywords: regional business; tourism
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Conference theme "Getting Down to Business"

Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2010 00:55
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140218 Urban and Regional Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900301 Economic Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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