Bruce Prideaux

Bruce Prideaux
Central Queensland University · School of Business and Law

BA , BEc (Soc Science), M Ec (Reg Plan), PhD

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July 2015 - November 2015
James Cook University
Position
  • Professor
July 2015 - November 2015
James Cook University
Position
  • Professor
July 2015 - August 2016
James Cook University
Position
  • Professor

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Publications (290)
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The value of tourism has been included in studies of active aging, and the existing public health implications of the physical and mental health effects of tourism among seniors are recognized as important issues. This study uses a mixed methods research approach to explore the effects of tourism value on the health and mortality risk of older adul...
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The objectives of this research were to firstly, identify visitors' concerns about the impacts of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Australia, and secondly, use these findings to identify new mechanisms that assist destinations to respond to future crisis events. A survey of 851 domestic and international visitors to Cairns, Australia,...
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This research explores Chinese rural migrant workers' perceived value of tourism from a social tourism perspective. The findings are based on 20 semi-structured interviews and highlight the benefits that tourism can bring to Chinese rural migrant workers. Theoretically, the study led to the developed of a six-dimension life work social self-realiza...
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Coral reefs provide important ecosystem services as well as economic and cultural benefits to society. Yet they are under significant threat from anthropogenic and natural threats, including climate change. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is one such reef undergoing significant change. More radical interventions that go beyond traditional form...
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This paper proposes a new T-3D measurement framework for calculating tourism economic space and as a tool able to assist in determining the sustainability of tourism development. The T-3D framework is described as a tourism-specific version of the Density, Distance, Division (3D) framework. Tourism economic concentration, level of integration and t...
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This chapter discusses how urbanisation in the north is affecting the prospects for tourism development in rural hinterland destinations. Using examples from northern Sweden, Australia and Iceland, this chapter identifies how destination hierarchies may change as a result of urban growth in the north. While northern cities function as ‘gateways’ to...
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Remote communities often face a range of problems related to distance, service provision, high costs, and economic uncertainty. Many of these problems are structural and a direct result of their location on a periphery. In recent decades many remote settlements have looked to the tourism sector to supplement existing local economies. Numerous tools...
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The COVID-19 pandemic led to the cessation of almost all international travel in the first half of 2020. A return to pre-pandemic growth patterns will take time and depend on the depth and extent of the recession sparked by COVID-19. The recovery phase will overlap with global efforts to deal with the evolving climate crisis. For the tourism indust...
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This research reports on concerns held by tourists about climate change impacts on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), Australia and what implications this may have for coral reef dependent destinations such as Cairns. The findings showed a high level of concern (60%) that the GBR will become extinct in the next several decades, while 90% are worried abo...
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This study investigates the role of community engagement in the development of long-term coastal destination planning in a destination that is likely to experience adverse impacts from climate change in future decades. The study has commenced with a review of the literature on sustainable coastal tourism development, frameworks in sustainable devel...
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This study examines the impact of HSR services on the tourism spatial interactions between Beijing and Tianjin in China. Data were collected from official statistical reports. A method of derivation was developed and several indexes, such as tourism mean center, and tourism standard distance are further applied to measure temporal-spatial changes b...
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This paper draws attention to the challenges for researchers in accessing and using recreational scuba diver training agency and other dive industry databases. These challenges may lead to erroneous conclusions as to the size and nature of diver populations, falsely identify the diver in specific sectors, distort potentials for dive tourism and inc...
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Chinese inbound tourism growth peaked in 2012 and in following years, arrivals have exhibited a downward trend. Over the same time Chinese outbound tourism has increased significantly and by 2016 the number of Chinese outbound tourists (52.7 million) was nearly twice that of international arrivals to China (28.1 million) (CTA, 2018). The aim of thi...
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Abundant cheap non-renewable fossil fuels have underpinned rapid growth in the global tourism industry. In the future, the need to combat climate change and to move the global economy into a low-carbon production model will force the transport system to switch to low or no-carbon motive power and to adopt new forms of mobility organisation. This pa...
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In a tourism context, successful storytelling is a key element in arousing interest in a destination. A well-articulated story may help elevate a destination to a tourist’s ‘must consider’ list; however, a poorly articulated story may lead to the destination being overlooked. For this reason, an understanding of the various forms that storytelling...
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Recreational scuba diving tourism in the Cairns section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park represents one of the largest agglomeration of its kind in the world. It comprises significant societal, financial and employment contributions across local to international entities forming various linkages. This study investigates the perceptions of what...
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This chapter examines the development of tourism in the Barossa tourism region of South Australia. Its close proximity to Adelaide, the South Australian state capital, has contributed to a range of location-related challenges that have placed limits on the scope for further development of the Barossa’s tourism industry. Location, local culture and...
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This chapter examines the tourism development path of Peterborough, a former single-industry railway town in rural South Australia. Drawing on theoretical perspectives from evolutionary, institutional and relational economic geography, the aim of the chapter is to identify how issues around path dependence influence the abilities of peripheral sing...
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A number of scholars have discussed the role of perceived risk as a significant factor in destination selection. In response to these concerns and in an effort to increase their competitiveness, a number of countries have introduced tourism quality schemes (TQSs) as a mechanism to build tourist confidence in the destination and the products and exp...
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The key objective of this study was to develop a theory-based understanding of the role that travel advisories play in how tourists make decisions to travel to specific destinations. Many countries issue travel alerts to inform their citizens about potential risks when travelling abroad. The literature has largely ignored this area of travel resear...
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This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to review these issues as they relate to the sustainable management of coral reef tourism destinations. It incorporates coral reef science, management, conservation and tourism perspectives and takes a global perspective of coral reef tourism issues covering many of the world’s most significant coral re...
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This chapter discusses the need for coral reef destinations facing potential long-term decline as coral cover is reduced by coral bleaching to transition to new tourism experiences. The key data presented in the chapter are based on an 18 months study of tourists’ attitudes towards aspects of their visit to the Great Barrier Reef and concerns about...
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This chapter calls for a new approach to the management of coral reef ecosystems as tourism resources. As part of this call, the chapter discusses the need to reconsider the meaning of sustainability as ecosystems undergo rapid changes driven by climate change. Past assumptions of carrying capacity will need to be modified as ecosystems respond to...
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Like most coral reef systems, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) faces a number of extensional threats that are principally anthropogenic in nature. The management of the GBR is undertaken by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority which has introduced a range of innovative management practices. In recognition of the importance of the GBR as both an...
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This chapter sets out to explain the rational of this book. It provides an overview of the key issues to be addressed. The book takes a global perspective by considering the local issues that are important to multiple coral reef tourism destination. The main contribution to the literature comes through the articulation of a tourism studies perspect...
Technical Report
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The health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is of enormous economic importance and value to the reef-tourism dependent Queensland communities of Cairns, Port Douglas and the Whitsundays. This report investigates concerns by the local community, the tourism industry and tourists about the immediate and longer-term impacts of the 2016 and 2017 coral b...
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Hong Kong, like many large cities, has developed a substantial urban-focused tourism sector but has largely ignored the potential of its surrounding natural areas to contribute to its overall suite of tourism experiences. About 40% of Hong Kong has been designed as country parks and special areas. This chapter investigates the potential of Hong Kon...
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Remote settlements face many challenges in striving to achieve a sustainable local economy. The aim of this paper is to identify key barriers that many remote communities face in adopting tourism as a strategy for achieving long-term economic sustainability. A case study approach was adopted based on Cooktown, a remote settlement in north eastern A...
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This research investigates and compares the photo-taking and online photo-sharing behaviors of mainland Chinese and Western theme park visitors using decade length generations. Given the rapid growth in digital photography and growing popularity of online sharing of photos, an enhanced understanding of the photo-taking and photo-sharing behaviors o...
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This paper proposes a suite of diplomatic protocols that may be employed to assist the development of bilateral tourism between countries that have been or are currently involved in serious political conflict. The need for protocols of this nature is demonstrated by the difficulties that currently define tourism between South Korea and North Korea....
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This research looks at the significance of friends and relatives as an information source for consumers planning holidays. Recent research has largely ignored friends and relatives as destination information sources and has focused instead on the Internet. Two categories of friends and relatives are identified, friends and relatives who live in a d...
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Many of the issues confronting Indigenous peoples result from disempowered communities. Conversely, where communities are empowered, usually as a consequence of landownership, they are able to actively participate in, and benefit from, economic activities such as tourism. In this study, a framework titled the wheel of empowerment framework is used...
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This article reports on visitor interest in Indigenous tourism experiences in the Wet Tropics region of Queensland, Australia. The findings are based on a survey sample of 326 tourists departing Cairns. The aim of this research was to investigate the demand for Indigenous tourism products and experiences. The research aim informed three research ob...
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A number of authors have endorsed the view that community-based tourism (CBT) can improve the well-being of local communities through the generation of economic and social benefits. This study proposes a management model that may be employed to assist local communities develop ventures of this nature. The findings of a study of a relatively success...
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In Sabah, Malaysia, illegal hunting has increased in recent years putting considerable pressure on large mammal populations. The causes for this phenomenon lie in increasing rural poverty, ineffective policies to regulate hunting, as well as a ready market for many wildlife products in the Chinese medicine markets. This paper examines how Community...
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The aim of this paper is to explore the potential use of the cassowary, a large colourful but threatened bird as a flagship for tourism and conservation in the Far North Queensland (FNQ) region of Australia. Demand side (push factors) and supply side (pull factors) perspectives are investigated as is the potential to transform the bird from having...
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Government’s role in tourism planning has shifted from control to consultation, and many governments have adopted economic planning that move the responsibility for investment in infrastructure from the public to the private sector. In Hong Kong, the government has not articulated a clear tourism policy to guide tourism development but continues to...
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Apart from economic factors, issues that may influence, bilateral tourist flows include shared histories, geopolitical factors, diplomatic relations, nationalism and domestic political issues. China and Japan provide an example of a bilateral tourism relationship that has been influenced by a range of factors beyond the usual economic factors of GD...
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Begging exists in developed as well as developing countries and in many jurisdictions is regarded as a criminal activity. In a tourism context, it is not uncommon to see begging-type activities in areas where tourists are present. Surprisingly, the literature has largely ignored begging as an issue of concern. This study examined the reaction of in...
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This paper demonstrates how the landscape is an integral component in the development of tourism experiences in agricultural regions. It proposes that agricultural landscapes are composed of three components: naturescape, farmscape and culturescape. Building on the tourist gaze, this research demonstrates how tourists can move from viewing the land...
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This article explores perceptions of social capital and sustainability of farming and its contribution to regional development. A review of the literature highlights challenges in the operationalization of social capital as a development tool and the limits of research that gauges community perceptions of the role of social capital in their region’...
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This study conceptualized a new type of political travel constraint by examining the role that popular nationalism has on Chinese outbound travel. Using a case study approach based on the 2012 Diaoyu/Senkaku Island Incident between China and Japan, the study demonstrates how Chinese popular nationalism has the potential to shape the geopolitical en...
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This study examines the role of popular nationalism as a potential to constrain Chinese outbound travel. Undertaken within an interpretative paradigm using in-depth interviews, this study offers a unique perspective on the impact of Chinese popular nationalism as a political travel constraint to Japan using the Diaoyu/Senkaku Island Incident. The s...
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This entry focuses on solo independent women travelers defined as women who choose to travel independently without a packaged tour and without a companion. The entry examines a range of issues related to this group of women, including those related to travel risks and the types of activities they participate in.
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The aim of this study is to develop a better understanding of the use of social media in tourism pre-trip information search patterns for small regional leisure destinations. Only limited research has previously focused on how small regional destinations use and adopt social media strategies. This study addresses this gap in the literature by devel...
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Swimming is a popular holiday activity in tropical tourism destinations but is not risk free. Aside from the obvious risks of drowning, tropical waters harbour a number of marine animals that have the potential to injure or even kill unwary swimmers. Sharks, marine jellyfish and crocodiles may pose threats. From a destination perspective, strategie...
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Given the scarcity of academic research on customer-to-customer (C2C) interaction in theme parks, this study was designed to construct and test a conceptual model of visitors’ attribution of inappropriate behavior, satisfaction, and repeat patronage using attribution theory. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation modeling...
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In the continuing fight to contain costs and increase revenue airlines have turned to the Internet as a new distribution channel. Direct sales to consumers has been identified as a means of reducing the levels of commissions paid to intermediaries and as a consequence airlines have commenced building their own Internet distribution channels. The In...
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The issue of commodification of heritage has attracted the interest of academic researchers as well as heritage managers with opinions ranging from the acceptance of some form of commodification as a means of attracting interest and revenue to those who argue that the process causes lose of authenticity and meaning. This paper examines a range of i...
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Context analysis is critical to the study of a destination and how it operates. Drawing from existing models in urban design and tourism planning, this paper examines the key aspects of context that influence destination development: place, polity and power. Using Cairns in Tropical North Queensland as a case study, we examine a number of historica...
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After an aborted start in the early 1990s, the Australian domestic aviation market has seen a significant shift from a duopoly market in which two full-service airlines competed with similar services, to the emergence of three airlines/four brands—three of which are low cost carriers. Aggressive marketing strategies, low fares and increased capacit...
Technical Report
The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) has undertaken a regional study of the role and value of agriculture to the Wet Tropics region of North Queensland. A theoretical framework was developed, as part of the project, in order to quantify and qualify the contributions that agriculture makes to regional economies, and to i...
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The urban aspect of nature experience in a tropical destination As the tourism phenomenon delivers an increasing number of visitors to tropical destinations, the absence of underlying infrastructure, planning or design in many places has resulted in assemblages of ad-hoc urban development sprawling into the very nature people visit the place to enj...
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The aim of this chapter was to investigate aspects of risks that are associated with tropical destinations and to develop a model that may be used to classify tourists according to the level of risk they were prepared to engage in. Overall, the level of perceived risk was small with sunburn found to be the risk factor showing the highest level of c...
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Rabaul volcano, located on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea (PNG) features a breached flooded caldera open to the sea (Fig. 19.1). The volcano is located proximate to the junction of the South Bismarck, Solomon Sea and South Bismarck tectonic plates, is tectonically active and one of the most active and most dangerous volcanoes in PNG. P...
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Originally a Christian festival to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas is now a major secular festival celebrated in numerous Christian and non-Christian countries. It is also a major holiday period that from a destination perspective offers an opportunity to attract significant numbers of visitors. The aim of this paper is to explore is...
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Myths play a critical role in the development of any field of study. They act as the central point for coalition, and differentiate disciplines from each other. The absolute truthfulness of some myths, therefore is less important than their symbolic truth. Other myths, though, can be damaging, promulgating falsehoods and inhibiting the development...
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This paper examines the early development approval stages of a proposed new integrated mega-resort in regional Queensland within the framework of evaluating public interest. In addition to conducting a number of industry and community based focus groups and face-to-face meetings, 1979 feedback forms were collected by the project's community engagem...
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This study explores the effectiveness of using Korean celebrities to endorse a Korean hotel in the Japanese market. Specifically, Japanese tourists’ perception of the hotel's corporate image and corporate credibility were tested along with corporate loyalty. This study found that trust in celebrity endorsers by consumers is transferable to percepti...
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The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008/2009 had a major impact on many small island states. In the case of Tuvalu, the GFC uncovered structural weaknesses in the national economy including the need to build alternative sources of income. Given the country's location and its rich marine resources, tourism is possibly the only new industry that ha...
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Climate change and peak oil are likely to have a significant impact on future tourism growth in the Asia Pacific region. Dealing with these issues and the policies and strategies required for mitigation and adaptation need to be given far greater attention by the tourism industry and the public sector than has hitherto been the case. Existing appro...
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Indigenous ecotourism in the Mayan rainforest has received little research attention. This study examines issues related to the level of empowerment in a Mayan village located near the Palenque World Heritage Site in southern Mexico. An adapted empowerment framework was used to assess community empowerment and its relationship with stakeholders’ pa...
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This paper examines the work done by tourism researchers to understand why tourists make travel decisions that lead to high levels of greenhouse gas emissions and find it difficult to change their transport mode and destination choice towards more sustainable outcomes. It notes the growing recognition of an understanding of the psychological factor...
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In recent decades there have been substantial changes in the structure of the global airline industry commencing with deregulation closely followed by the emergence of Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs). LCCs have greatly increased the opportunities for affordable air travel by generating considerable opportunities for many destinations to tap into new marke...
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Community-based ecotourism (CBET) is presented as a tool for conservation and sustainable development by conservation practitioners and development agencies, but is reported to have achieved little. Several scholars argue that many problems stem from inadequate power relationships between external actors and local communities, leading to low commun...