Educating Backpackers to the Great Barrier Reef - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Educating Backpackers to the Great Barrier Reef PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: 11b08a-NGU3Y



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Educating Backpackers to the Great Barrier Reef

Description:

Educating Backpackers to the Great Barrier Reef. By Caroline Garvey ... Reef Teach education seminar in Cairns. ... Popularity of Reef Teach. Conclusions ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:98
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 18
Provided by: pow889
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Educating Backpackers to the Great Barrier Reef


1
Educating Backpackers to the Great Barrier Reef
  • By Caroline Garvey
  • BA (Hons) Travel and Tourism Management

2
Cairns, Australia- Study Area
  • The Study Area- Cairns, Australia.

3
Introduction
  • One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
  • 5,000 visitors in 1948 to 1.9 million in 2005.
  • Majority of these visitors are backpackers
    (Tourism Australia 2005).
  • GBRMPA (1984) have outlined the importance of
    education in their annual reports.

4
Aim and Objectives
  • Identify if actions need to be taken to educate
    backpackers visiting the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Are the current management strategies of the
    GBRMPA sufficient in educating the backpacker
    market?
  • Create an education model for the backpacker
    market
  • Future Recommendations.

5
Literature Review
  • The Caribbean Conservation Corporation and Sea
    Turtle Survival League and Hands on
    Environmental Education for Aloha, Hawaii.
  • Ecotourism and Education.
  • Importance of Interpretation.

6
Reef Teach education seminar in Cairns.
7
Methodology
  • Research Process
  • Grounded Theory
  • Qualitative Research in January 2006 in
    Australia.
  • Mind Mapping (Hussey and Hussey 1997)- education
    emerged as important topic.
  • Online forum was set up from October 2006- April
    2007.

8
(No Transcript)
9
Analysis of Results
  • 73.3 of backpackers are interested in receiving
    education when at the reef , the age , group
    21-25 are most keen when it comes to education
    at the reef, Unlike the age group 26-30 with
    40.0 of respondents stating that they do not
    wish to be educated.

10
  • Reasons for visiting the Great Barrier Reef.

11
  • Importance of Interpretation

Only 51.7 of backpackers received education
onboard before accessing the reef, this shows
that many operators are not complying with GBRMPA
guidelines in providing onboard interpretation.
12
Popularity of Reef Teach
13
Conclusions
  • Tourists needs are changing and are demanding an
    interactive experience.
  • Findings were all related to the cost and
    incentives available to the backpacker market.
  • Majority of backpackers are on a tight budget as
    discussed by Scheyvens 2002, and wish to avoid
    the added cost of education onto their already
    costly dive trip

14
Education Model
  • Permanent interpretation centre
  • Promote in the Lonely Planet and Greyhound
    Magazine
  • Incentives
  • Ecotourism certificate
  • Opportunity to act stage.
  • Brief safety and education seminar on board

15
New Education Model
16
Future Research.
  • Larger sample size
  • Suitable methods and places to promote education.
  • It is unknown exactly how much backpackers are
    willing to pay and exactly what they expect to
    receive for this price.

17
Any Questions?
About PowerShow.com