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dc.contributor.authorAl Kahtani, S.
dc.contributor.authorXia, Jianhong (Cecilia)
dc.contributor.authorVeenendaal, Bert
dc.identifier.citationAl Kahtani, S.J.H. and Xia, J. and Veenendaal, B. 2011. Measuring accessibility to tourist attractions, GSR_1 Symposium, Dec 12-14 2011. Melbourne, Vic: RMIT University.

Accessibility to tourist attractions is fundamental to the effective utilisation of tourist sources. This paper outlines methods developed to measure accessibility to tourist attractions. Accessibility indexes were developed as a quantitative measure of accessibility. The three accessibility indices developed are based on tourist attraction functionalities, attraction facilities, and the quality of road networks that provide access to them. The normalised weighted method was used to extract accessibility indexes from tourist attraction functionalities and facilities, and the quality of road networks. Factor analysis was used to reorganise the variables of facilities and functionalities into new accessibility factors. These provide a means of identifying and combining similar variables into new factors to facilitate the understanding of the nature of accessibility (or lack of it) to the attractions. This study was applied in Ningaloo Coast Region, Western Australia. The results are used to assist decision makers to decide how to improve accessibility to tourist attractions.

dc.publisherSchool of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences
dc.subjecttourist attraction functionality
dc.subjectroad network
dc.subjectfactor analysis
dc.subjectnormalised weighted method
dc.subjecttourist attraction facilities
dc.titleMeasuring accessibility to tourist attractions
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of GSR_1 Symposium
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of GSR_1 Symposium
dcterms.source.conferenceGSR_1 Symposium
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateDec 12 2011
dcterms.source.conferencelocationRMIT University, Melbourne, Vic
dcterms.source.placeRMIT University, Melbourne
curtin.departmentDepartment of Spatial Sciences
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