Don't Rain on My Parade: Barriers to Ecological Tourism

University of Otago
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Conference Proceeding
Proceedings of the 2007 ANZMAC Conference 3Rs: Reputation, Responsibility and Relevance, 2007, pp. 43 - 50
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This research investigates the perceived risks and perceptions of visitor experiences associated with visitation to an ecological tourist destination. The research identified a significant consumption barrier which appeared to impact significantly and reflect juxtapositions with regard to tourists perceived (reflective) and lived (responsive) experiences with the tourist attraction. The conflicting reports of the overcommercialisation of the attraction and the enjoyment of the natural experience recorded at varying recollection periods, provided valuable insight into tourist consumption barriers to the establishment of relational bonds between tourists and ecological tourist attractions.
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