The increasing reliance on volunteers by sport events, combined with increased service delivery expectations by event consumers has led to a renewed interest ways of maximising both the quality and quantity of volunteer contributions. Concomitantly, sport organisations are increasingly seeking to leverage benefits from hosting events – one of these potential legacies is a larger and more capable volunteer workforce.
There is growing anecdotal evidence that accidents and publicity associated with those accidents is having an influence on decisions to participate/not participate in outdoor recreation activities. There are, however, no empirical data to confirm or explain these trends. Understanding the influence of perceived risk in decision-making regarding participation in outdoor recreation is critical if New Zealand is to continue to encourage healthy outdoor leisure lifestyles and to experience the commensurate benefits associated with such activity.
NZTRI's Tourism and Community Program is completing recommendations for a conservation and development plan linked to the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, Canada recognized as one of the most significant fossil sites in the world. The site
possesses fossils of multi-cellular life that lived 575 to 542 million
years ago in ancient oceans. The Reserve has been identified as one of
NZTRI's Tourism and Community Program is presently assessing visitor attitudes about aquaculture, seafood and tourism in the Marlborough, Nelson, Golden Bay
region as part of a year long survey. The research has been conducted
in partnership with the i-Sites in the region and is partially funded by
Destination Marlborough, Nelson Tasman Tourism and the Marine Farming
Association. The International Institute for Tourism and Development at
Clemson University, Clemson, USA is a partner in this research.
This research was designed to assist the Aviation, Tourism and Travel Training Organisation to identify skill shortages, training priorities and career pathways for the Tourism sector. The report is based on 134 responses from an online survey as well as 56 interviews with key individuals and tourism industry stakeholders from four tourism sub-sectors including: Tour Operations; Visitor Information Centres; Conventions and Incentives; Casinos/Gaming, as well as Industry Associations.