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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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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