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Mountain Scenic Flights: A low risk, low impact ecotourism experience within the South Island, New Zealand

Westwood, N and Boyd, Stephen (2005) Mountain Scenic Flights: A low risk, low impact ecotourism experience within the South Island, New Zealand. In: Nature-based Tourism in Peripheral Areas: Development or Disaster? (Eds: Hall, Michael and Boyd, Stephen), Channel View Publications, Clevedon, pp. 50-63. ISBN 1-8731150-000-9 [Book section]

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Abstract

This chapter examines flightseeing as a new form of ecotourism that is emerging as popular by tourists who visit the South Island of New Zealand. The chapter sets out the cases that aerial viewing of unique areas of flora and fauna overcomes the many criticisms that ecotourism as an activity and industry sector have faced. The chapter presents the results of a detailed survey of users of a number of flightseeing companies and examines a range of issues including their motive for taking a scenic flight and their level of overall satisfaction with this unique experience. Industry personnel viewpoints are also assessed on issues ranging from overall safety, the perceived impacts caused and the scope for future growth of this sector of New Zealand's ecotourism industry.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:29618
Deposited By: Professor Stephen Boyd
Deposited On:30 Jun 2014 12:51
Last Modified:30 Jun 2014 12:51

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