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Innovations in Research Technology: the case of Tourism Tracer


Hardy, A and Eccleston, RG and Tinch, D and Hyslop, S and Booth, K and Robards, B and Wong, TL and Aryal, J, Innovations in Research Technology: the case of Tourism Tracer, Tourism in Tasmania, Forty South Publishing Pty Ltd, C-S Ooi & A Hardy (ed), Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 175-185. ISBN 978-0-6486757-6-1 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2019 Anne Hardy, Richard Eccleston, Dugald Tinch, Sarah Hylsop, Kate Booth, Brady Robards and Tommy Wong

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This chapter describes the Tourism Tracer project that was created at UTAS with the vision of exploring the visitor experience. Its application has now extended beyond the tourism industry, providing an example of the how tourism can provide benefits to other sectors and industries. The chapter outlines the genesis of the project, the ethical issues it was required to consider and the key findings that emerged from the study. It also considers the challenges of this tourism innovation and the impacts that it has had, and may continue to have, upon the state of tourism in Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Tasmania, tourism tracer, ethics, tracking, research technology
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourist behaviour and visitor experience
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Socio-cultural issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Hardy, A (Associate Professor Anne Hardy)
UTAS Author:Eccleston, RG (Professor Richard Eccleston)
UTAS Author:Tinch, D (Dr Dugald Tinch)
UTAS Author:Hyslop, S (Ms Sarah Hyslop)
UTAS Author:Booth, K (Dr Kate Booth)
UTAS Author:Robards, B (Dr Brady Robards)
UTAS Author:Wong, TL (Dr Tommy Wong)
UTAS Author:Aryal, J (Dr Jagannath Aryal)
ID Code:135455
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2019-10-22
Last Modified:2020-12-21

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