The research was presented in Wolf, I. D., Stricker, H. K., & Hagenloh, G. (2015). Outcome-focussed national park experience management: transforming participants, promoting social well-being, and fostering place attachment Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 23, 358-381.
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Background of study and methods
These tours are part of the greater 'Discovery - Walks, Talks and Tours' program.
- Cover a variety of experiences devised for all age groups including hiking/bushwalking, four-wheel driving, mountain biking, kayaking, and special interest tours in ecology, geology, and history.
- Consist of interlinked episodes that built upon each other sequentially and provide the opportunity for regular participation with the high probability of encountering the same participants and guides.
Outcomes attained by first-time and repeat participants were assessed using a questionnaire and, to capture more detailed insights, semi-structured interviews of repeat participants.