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Beyond the last train: Creating a mobile-driven low carbon rail trail

Tan, E. and Abu Bakar, B. (2017) Beyond the last train: Creating a mobile-driven low carbon rail trail. In: 3rd Global Tourism and Hospitality Conference, 5 - 7 June 2017, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

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Abstract

There is a growing interest in low carbon tourism and sustainable forms of tourism development in destinations in light of climate change, high resource dependency and sustainability concerns. To address these concerns, rail trails have gained increased attention from city planners and environmental advocates as viable alternatives for creating a more sustainable tourism future in an urban city. However, studies focusing on rail trail experiences involving the application of a mobile-driven low carbon trail has been sparse. This paper explores the feasibility of developing an environmentally friendly, low carbon rail trail in urbanized Singapore. It presents a conceptual framework that outlines key attributes necessary for the successful development of low carbon mobile-driven rail trails. The results of the research support the idea of developing rail trail tourism in Singapore to augment existing tourism resource. Understanding the benefits, demand and requirements associated with rail trail development provides evidence for funding support and stakeholder commitment.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Conference Website: http://shtmhk2017.wixsite.com/hongkong2017
UNSD Goals: Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 13: Climate Action
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/40371
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