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'Gateway Tourism': Exploring Antarctica in Tasmania


Leane, E and Nielsen, HE, 'Gateway Tourism': Exploring Antarctica in Tasmania, Tourism in Tasmania, Forty South Publishing, CS Ooi and A Hardy (ed), Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 88-100. ISBN 9780648675761 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2019 Elizabeth Leane and Hanne Nielsen

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Tasmania’s connectedness with the continent to its south is everywhere evident: in the island’s weather systems and geology, in the history of sealers, whalers and explorers who used its ports, and in museums, landmarks and memorials. Hobart’s identity as an Antarctic ‘gateway’ is also important in the city’s place-branding. This chapter reflects on the sites, events and experiences currently available to tourists interested in the island’s southern connections. Contextualizing Hobart as one of five Antarctic gateways globally, the chapter explores the city’s distinctive relationship with the far south and suggests ways of fostering its Antarctic identity in the future.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:tourism, Antarctic, polar, gateway, city
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourism not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Socio-cultural issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Leane, E (Professor Elizabeth Leane)
UTAS Author:Nielsen, HE (Dr Hanne Nielsen)
ID Code:135454
Year Published:2019
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP160100210)
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-10-22
Last Modified:2020-01-30

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