The aim of this research is to develop a data-base that can assist in maximising the performance of tourism as a means of achieving sustainable community development in Golden Bay. Our long-term goal is to provide the ground work for the development of a 'decision support system' that can assist community, industry and government stakeholders in planning and developing future tourism initiatives in Golden Bay.
A major study examining use of the Internet by New Zealand museums has uncovered both encouraging and disappointing trends emerging within the cultural sector.
The study, now into its second stage – where museums and galleries are being interviewed by the research team – is being conducted by the Tourism Research Institute with Victoria University academics David Mason, Simon Milne, and Jarrod Coburn, and uses a 52-point model to survey every museum and gallery web site in New Zealand.
The focus of this report is on the economic impacts of the Mt Hutt ski area on Methven and the surrounding economy. We review visitor characteristics (including expenditure), the income and employment generation capabilities of the ski area and Methven businesses, the differential economic impacts associated with different market segments, and visitor and local business attitudes to the ski area within Methven.