An assessment of international best practice in visitor attraction management: does Scotland really lag behind?

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dc.contributor.author Leask, Anna
dc.contributor.author Garrod, Brian
dc.contributor.author Fyall, Alan
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-04T15:29:08Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-04T15:29:08Z
dc.date.issued 2007-01-18
dc.identifier.citation Leask , A , Garrod , B & Fyall , A 2007 , ' An assessment of international best practice in visitor attraction management: does Scotland really lag behind? ' International Journal of Tourism Research , vol 9 , no. 1 , pp. 21-42 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1522-1970
dc.identifier.other PURE: 91031
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1356
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1356
dc.identifier.uri http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/114075383/ABSTRACT?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 en
dc.description Garrod, Brian, Leask, Anna and Fyall, Alan (2007) An assessment of ‘international best practice’ in visitor attraction management: does Scotland really lag behind? International Journal of Tourism Research, 9 (1), 21-42. RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract This paper compares and contrasts selected management practices among visitor attractions in Scotland, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The catalyst for the study was the growing perception that management practices among visitor attractions in Scotland are becoming increasingly outdated and that the sector needs to learn from international best practice in this respect. A postal questionnaire was sent to all paid-admission visitor attractions in the four countries. In total, 1022 visitor attractions replied, representing an overall response rate of 41%. Chi-square analysis was then used to test various hypotheses relating to the uptake of these management practices. A key conclusion is that although management practices do vary significantly among the four countries, Scotland does not necessarily lag behind. Indeed, Scottish visitor attractions seem to lead the way in many respects. Meanwhile, the study finds no strong evidence to suggest that visitor attractions in the other three countries have indeed identified and are following a common international best practice. en
dc.format.extent 22 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Tourism Research en
dc.title An assessment of international best practice in visitor attraction management: does Scotland really lag behind? en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jtr.591
dc.contributor.institution School of Management & Business en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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