Managing Visitor Experiences in Nature-based Tourism

April 2021
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  • Published
    29th April 2021
  • ISBN 9781789245714
  • Language English
  • Pages 208 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

This book focuses on the experiences of tourists visiting nature-based destinations, exploring current knowledge and providing insights into conceptual issues through the use of empirical evidence from five continents.

Presented as three topics, the contents discuss tourism and nature-based experiences by looking at the role and relevance of nature and the uniqueness of such experiences. The book identifies visitor management challenges and provides explanations for the solutions reached. The final section takes a more overarching destination management perspective that transcends the tourism product or business level and focuses on destination and generic issues like indicators or marketing implications.

The book also includes research-based case studies which contribute to an overall understanding of the core issues involved in managing visitor experiences in nature-based tourism.

1: Introduction
2: Nature-based experiences in tourism
3: Tourism’s beneficial nature: increasing tourism’s capacity to grow conservation values and outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand
4: What do visitors tell us? Sense of place and meaning given to nature as a tool for managing tourists’ experiences in nature-based destinations
5: Working with nature in designing outdoor event experiences: The case of Norway
6: Guides as forest experience co-creators: lessons learned at Fulufjället National Park, Sweden
7: Visitor management challenges and solution approaches
8: The infinite visit: a unifying temporal/spatial framework for visitor management
9: Visitor Management Challenges at Diamond Lake, Oregon (USA): A Long-Term Examination of Visitation and Management Decisions
10: Recreational displacement: The case of anglers on the Greenstone River, New Zealand
11: Visitation management at natural peri-urban areas: nature tourism reflexes
12: The Effect of Marine Tourists’ Experience on Behavioral Intentions: Case of Antalya
13: Towards a symbiotic wildlife tourism destination attractiveness and sustainability framework for national parks in Kenya
14: Augmented Reality Application for Visitor Experiences in Nature Based Tourism
15: Visitor experiences and destination management
16: Analysis and segmentation of tourist demand in a marine area on the basis of sustainability indicators: the case of Tremiti Island, Italy
17: Efficacy of Wildlife Tourism Park Brand personalities in developing Kenya’s National Parks’ Destination Footprints
18: Exploring Visitor Experiences of Birdwatchers through an Analysis of Online Reviews: The Case of TripAdvisor
19: Using indicators and standards to manage visitor experience in water-based tourism
20: Conclusion Visitor Experience Management in Nature-based Tourism – Current issues and future directions

Julia N. Albrecht, PhD

Dr. Julia N. Albrecht is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism at the Department of Tourism, University of Otago, New Zealand. Her research interests include tourism management and strategy, visitor management, guiding and interpretation, and nature-based tourism. Julia’s work has been published in leading journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, and International Journal of Tourism Research. She is the editor of Visitor Management in Tourism Destinations, published by CABI. Current projects investigate the management of New Zealand’s ecosanctuaries, as well as the implementation of sustainability in destination management in New Zealand and Austria. Julia is a co-editor of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism as well as on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research.

Visitor experience; tourism management; visitor management; tourist management; destination management; nature-based tourism; conservation management; outdoor experience; tour guide; outdoor recreation; recreation management; tourism indicators; case study research