Crocodiles and oil prices: Northern Territory tourism as the 'canary in the coal mine' for global tourism

Harrison, Karey and Winter, Caroline (2005) Crocodiles and oil prices: Northern Territory tourism as the 'canary in the coal mine' for global tourism. In: 4th International Symposium on Aspects of Tourism, 23-24 Jun 2005, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

The world air transport industry is in crisis. Many industry commentators believe that 'the extraordinary price of fuel - is destroying [air transport industry] profitability'. The paper discusses what we believe are some early indications of the way in which forecast future rises in global oil prices and transport fares may influence mobility. It argues that the problems being experienced in the Northern Territory through declining tourist numbers foreshadow the problems that other places will face in the future.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Conference website: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/ssm/sympo2005/index.html
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Mass Communication
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: transport industry; air travel; fuel costs; oil prices
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150701 Air Transportation and Freight Services
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140216 Tourism Economics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150602 Tourism Forecasting
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880302 Air Passenger Transport
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/425

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