Waterfalls : resources for tourism

Hudson, Brian (1998) Waterfalls : resources for tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 25(4), pp. 958-973.


While very few waterfalls may be regarded as tourism destinations, many are attractions. This paper discusses waterfalls within the theoretical frameworks developed by economists and geographers in the field of recreation and tourism. Examples are drawn from various parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, with Jamaica examined as a case study. Here, as in many tourism areas, although visitors usually choose their destinations for reasons other than the appeal of waterfalls, these landscape features play important roles as attractions. Often associated with ecotourism, waterfalls help to diversify the tourism product and spread the benefits as well as some of the associated problems of tourism to less developed areas.

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ID Code: 25979
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Waterfalls, Recreation Resources, Ecotourism, Jamaica
ISSN: 0160-7383
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TOURISM (150600) > Impacts of Tourism (150601)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE (040600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2009 06:33
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:52

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