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Business or pleasure? The role of regional telecentres in the tourism industry

Toohey, D.ORCID: 0000-0002-9900-5383 (1999) Business or pleasure? The role of regional telecentres in the tourism industry. In: 2nd Western Australian Workshop on Information Systems Research (WAWISR) '99, 22nd November 1999, Murdoch University, Murdoch, W.A

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In the early 1990s Federal and State Governments realised that without significant investment in telecommunications infrastructure, rural and regional centres would be left behind in the rush to 'get online'. One response to this realisation was to build the foundations of a telecentre network throughout rural and regional Australia. This paper presents a brief review of the nearly ten-year history of Australian telecentres and describes a proposed research project investigating how this telecentre network can assist in the development of sustainable regional tourism and how in turn, the tourism industry can assist with the on-going sustainability of the telecentres.

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Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Information Technology
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