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Regional tourism systems and the implications of innovative behaviour

Carson, D. and Macbeth, J. (2006) Regional tourism systems and the implications of innovative behaviour. In: 16th International Research Conference of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education –CAUTHE 2006, 6 - 9 February, Melbourne

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The viability of regional and rural communities depends on embracing new and innovative solutions to development strategies to build social, cultural, political and economic capital. Tourism is often touted as an industry that can serve this purpose. In this paper we outline some of the issues facing researchers and policy makers in this context along with some of the lessons learned about the tourism system in regional areas. Innovation in tourism development relies on and can contribute to social, political and cultural capital (SPCC) while improving the economic base of the area.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Notes: In: Whitelaw, Paul A, Barry, O'Mahony G (Eds). CAUTHE 2006: To the City and Beyond. Footscray, Vic.: Victoria University. School of Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing.
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