Adventure and ecotourism safety in Queensland: Operator experiences and practice

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dc.contributor.author Bentley, Tim A.
dc.contributor.author Cater, Carl Ian
dc.contributor.author Page, Stephen J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-01T10:22:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-01T10:22:36Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10
dc.identifier.citation Bentley , T A , Cater , C I & Page , S J 2010 , ' Adventure and ecotourism safety in Queensland: Operator experiences and practice ' Tourism Management , vol 31 , no. 5 , pp. 563-571 . , 10.1016/j.tourman.2009.03.006 en
dc.identifier.issn 0261-5177
dc.identifier.other PURE: 164612
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6865
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6865
dc.description Bentley, T. A., Cater, C. I., & Page, S. J. (2010). Adventure and ecotourism safety in Queensland: Operator experiences and practice. Tourism Management, 31(5), 563-571 Sponsorship: BBSRC; Genencor Inc. en
dc.description.abstract This study identifies the client injury experience and safety management practices of Queensland adventure and ecotourism operators, and to compare these findings with those from recent New Zealand surveys. The effectiveness of an on-line survey for collecting safety information from operators is evaluated in relation to the future development of an industry safety monitoring system. Some 60 adventure and ecotourism operators were surveyed, while in-depth interviews were conducted with four further Queensland operators. Survey findings indicated a relatively low level of reported incidents, with slips, trips and falls the most common incident type. Risk factors identified by operators related most frequently to adverse and changeable weather conditions and client skills and behavior, and a notable proportion of operators reported that they did not apply important safety management practices. A model of injury control is presented to assist operators in their risk management practice. en
dc.format.extent 9 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Tourism Management en
dc.subject Adventure tourism en
dc.subject Ecotourism en
dc.subject Queensland en
dc.subject Australia en
dc.subject Tourism safety en
dc.subject Tourist injury en
dc.subject Safety management en
dc.subject Risk management en
dc.title Adventure and ecotourism safety in Queensland: Operator experiences and practice en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2009.03.006
dc.contributor.institution School of Management & Business en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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