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Facilitating work and play among backpackers in the Great Southern, Western Australia

Westerhausen, K.A. and Macbeth, J. (2005) Facilitating work and play among backpackers in the Great Southern, Western Australia. In: Carson, D. and Macbeth, J., (eds.) Regional tourism cases. Innovation in regional tourism. Common Ground, Altona, Vic., pp. 103-109.

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Abstract

This case study concerns backpacker tourism, in particular those with working holiday maker visas and the potential to attract them to a region as itinerant labour. The chapter
reports work done for a project designed and funded through the Great Southern Development Commission (State government) and the Area Consultative Committee (Federal government). The case study reflects the ability of a region to innovate through the creation and use of research, the clustering of resources and the issue of institutional infrastructure. Importantly, the chapter reports the way in which diverse ‘industries’ can be linked to provide development blocks that can conceptualise novel solutions to the situations they face.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Common Ground
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3533
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