Improving the Value of Tourism to Communities
Tourism is seen as an important potential contributor to local community’s prosperity. However, ‘Making Tourism Count’ involves applying a set of approaches that will maximises the opportunity through economic linkage. These guidelines, written for the Caribbean, are very applicable to rural Australia. Making Tourism Count for the Local Community
Article which examines Sustainable Supply Chain in package tours. The concept can equally be applied to destination management in Australia to assist sustainable development. Font, X. et al (2006) Leeds Metropolitan University.
Maximising the visitor expenditure is central to Responsible Tourism contributing to local economic development. The Leeds Metropolitan Report for the Travel Foundation Tourism Supply Chains (2004) demonstrates god practice, the concepts can be translated to rural Australian destinations
Management for Successful Community Events
Events and festivals can be triggers to encourage visitation. The activity can benefit the community if there are strong mechanisms that allow the sale of local food, wine and crafts and services which in turn use local produce and skills. Here is a helpful guide to preparing a community festival or event form Wagga Wagga Council