This multiple case study examined five Western Australian regional coastal destinations that had special stories to tell in terms of characteristics, attributes and success, past and present. Success was found to be impacted by tourism policies, processes, practices and by the tourism communities. The State Government was successful in raising awareness about the need to develop regional tourism and stakeholders considered tourism policies and strategies essential to success. However, communities were unaware of who was responsible for tourism and, while government groups valued policies that favoured communities, non-government groups valued policies that favoured the tourism industry.
|Award date||8 Dec 2020|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2020|