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Cruise shipping in Tasmania: a symbol of prosperity or pain?


Hardy, A, Cruise shipping in Tasmania: a symbol of prosperity or pain?, Tourism in Tasmania, Forty South Publishing, CS Ooi and A Hardy (ed), Hobart, pp. 31-40. ISBN 9780648675761 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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Cruise shipping remains the subject of much debate in Tasmania and is a highly emotive issue. To some it is a symbol that Tasmania has ‘made it’ as a tourism destination. To others, it is cause for great concern as it symbolises mass tourism and has a variety of negative impacts. This chapter will explore these debates by assessing the environmental, social and economic impacts of cruise shipping in Tasmania, both positive and negative. It concludes with a number of recommendations, with a view to reaching an amenable middle ground.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:cruise shipping, tourism, destination branding, Tasmanian tourism, sustainable tourism, economic impacts of tourism, ecological costs of tourism, social costs of tourism
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)
ID Code:136779
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-01-17
Last Modified:2021-02-09

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