Monash tourism study finding willingness to pay fee at Twelve Apostles

  • Joseph Cheer

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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    ANECDOTAL evidence is suggesting tourists would be willing to pay a fee when visiting the Twelve Apostles.

    Monash University is researching tourism in the region, and the question of paying to visit the popular attraction is part of the study, which is being done in conjunction with the Twelve Apostles Tourism and Business Association (TATBA), Corangamite Shire, Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism (GORRT) and Parks Victoria.

    PAY PER VIEW: Monash University research into tourist habits is finding a willingness to pay a fee when visiting the Twelve Apostles.

    Monash University’s Dr Joseph Cheer said his team was using surveys, interviews and social media to determine whether visitor expectations are being met in the region.

    “One of our researchers has (found) a willingness to pay a fee to visit the Twelve Apostles was strong, with respondents amenable to paying around $5 or $10, especially if this was put back into the maintenance of the park and services at the viewing platform and visitor facility,” Dr Cheer said.

    See - http://www.standard.net.au/story/3964694/apostles-fee-interest/

     

     

    Period13 Jun 2016

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    • TitleMonash tourism study finding willingness to pay fee at Twelve Apostles
      Date13/06/16
      PersonsJoseph Cheer

    Keywords

    • Tourism