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Urban Tourism Precincts

Project Member(s): Harris, R.

Funding or Partner Organisation: CRC for Sustainable Tourism (Cooperative Research Centre In Sustainable Tourism)

Start year: 2004

Summary: Tourism precincts form an important part of the overall urban tourism experience. This project seeks to develop an understanding of a range of significant factors associated with these precincts, as a way of assisting managers to enhance the performance of existing precincts and realise the potential of new and emerging ones. The focus is on exploring factors which influence the quality of tourist experiences in different types of precincts, as well as understanding the range of structures and constraints under which tourism precincts are managed. Guidelines and frameworks relating to the planning, development, management and marketing of precincts will be developed, which reflect both the touristsâ expectations and preferences in different types of precincts and the varying circumstances under which precincts are managed. The project will involve an exploration of successful practices, both in Australia and overseas, as well as a series of workshops and interviews with key stakeholders, such as precinct management authorities, local councils, and state planning and heritage authorities. Led by a team from the University of Technology, Sydney, it also involves researchers from Victoria University and Curtin University of Technology.

FOR Codes: Tourism Policy and Planning, Tourist Behaviour, Tourism not elsewhere classified, Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience, Tourism Policy