publication . Article . Preprint . 2001

World Heritage Listing of Australian Natural Sites: Tourism Stimulus and Its Economic Value

Tisdell, Clement A.; Wilson, Clevo;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2001 Journal: Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP), volume 32, issue 2 June Special Issue, pages 27-49
Abstract
Australia has 14 areas inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, on the basis of their globally outstanding natural and in some cases also cultural values. Many regard listing as prestigious and believe that it acts as a signalling device like a brand name. But to what extent and in what ways does the extra prestige bestowed by this listing translate into increased economic value for listed properties? This article deals with two main aspects of World Heritage listing. First, examines the hypothesis that World Heritage listing increases tourist visitation numbers, and available international visitor time-series data are examined to provide empirical evidence....
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free text keywords: Tourism, Tourism, World Heritage, National Parks, Land Economics/Use,, jel:L83, jel:Q26
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publication . Article . Preprint . 2001

World Heritage Listing of Australian Natural Sites: Tourism Stimulus and Its Economic Value

Tisdell, Clement A.; Wilson, Clevo;