Alexandra Bec
University of the Sunshine Coast
Environmental resource managementPsychological resilienceEconomicsTourismCommunity resilience
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#1Chris Little (Griffith University)H-Index: 3
#2Alexandra Bec (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 5
Last. Dale Patterson (Griffith University)H-Index: 6
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Heritage tourism products and experiences can generate substantial economic and social contribution to local communities. Yet, significant challenges face heritage tourism destinations, including heritage preservation and the subsequent transition into viable tourism experiences. This paper aims to employ innovative heritage preservation methods that can be utilised to develop tourism experiences at heritage sites. This research details how cutting-edge 3D scanning and modelling can be used to a...
4 CitationsSource
#1Alexandra Bec (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 5
#2Susanne Becken (Griffith University)H-Index: 33
AbstractIn March 2017, a category 4 cyclone, ‘Cyclone Debbie’, made landfall across the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) region of Australia. Drawing on the social amplification of risk framework and the c...
#1Brent D Moyle (Griffith University)H-Index: 17
#2Char-lee Moyle (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 4
Last. Noel Scott (Griffith University)H-Index: 28
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Emotion is emerging as a central concept in tourism research, critical for the delivery of memorable tourism experiences. However, existing approaches in tourism do not adequately explain the process by which emotions are elicited. Recent advances in cognitive and neuropsychology demonstrate that emotions are elicited through an appraisal process, which occurs in the cortex of the brain. These processes produce chemical monoamine neurotransmitters that lead to bodily feelings, which in turn enab...
11 CitationsSource
#1Alexandra Bec (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 5
#2Brent D Moyle (DUFE: Dongbei University of Finance and Economics)H-Index: 17
Last. Chris Little (Griffith University)H-Index: 3
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There is potential for immersive technology, such as augmented and virtual reality, to create memorable tourism experiences, specifically for heritage tourism. However, there is a lack of conceptual clarity surrounding the management of heritage for memorable tourism experiences. Subsequently, this research note proposes a four-stage conceptual model of heritage preservation for managing heritage into digital tourism experiences. The four stages include the presentation of historical facts; cont...
23 CitationsSource
#1Alexandra Bec (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 5
#2Char-lee Moyle (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 4
Last. Brent D Moyle (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 17
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Structural economic change is inherently impacting upon community systems. Sustainable and adaptive processes are critical for community systems to respond and manage economic structural change. Resilience is an emerging change management approach for sustainable regional development; yet, the literature is void of instruments for long-term structural change. This research developed an 18-item index for measuring resilience in this context. A three-stage approach was used to develop, test and va...
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#1Joseph Drew (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 13
#2Michael A. Kortt (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 15
Last. Alexandra Bec (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 5
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Australia’s education landscape is almost unique among developed nations in having a high proportion of students taught at non-government schools by a diverse range of religious providers, which receive relatively high levels of government funding. It therefore offers the ideal setting for a study on the outcomes achieved by students at schools administered by the major faith providers relative to their peers in government institutions. We take advantage of a six-year panel of nationwide academi...
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#1Alexandra BecH-Index: 5
#2Brent D MoyleH-Index: 17
Last. Char-lee MoyleH-Index: 4
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This research advances our understanding of sustainable community development in relation to complex economic phenomena and psychological processes. The last decade has seen regional and global communities transition through unprecedented economic change. Community resilience offers a framework to guide regional development and explore the sustainability of social, economic and environmental systems to manage change. However, the fundamental constructs of community resilience are still not well ...
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#1Brent D Moyle (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 17
#2Char-lee Moyle (Griffith University)H-Index: 4
Last. Alexandra Bec (SCU: Southern Cross University)H-Index: 5
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The tourism and resources sectors are often observed to come into conflict. Yet little research has examined the complex interactions between the two sectors, specifically the strategies for building resilient rural regions. Consequently, this research explores the coexistence of the tourism and resources sectors in the Gladstone and Roma regions in Queensland, Australia. A total of 78 in-depth interviews revealed a complex network of interactions between the tourism and resource sectors, outlin...
4 CitationsSource
#1Char-lee Moyle (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 4
#2Brent D Moyle (Griffith University)H-Index: 17
Last. Alexandra Bec (Griffith University)H-Index: 5
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Tourism is widely acknowledged as a key contributor to climate change, but it remains unclear how the tourism industry has been planning for climate change in practice. This paper conducts the most comprehensive critical review of Australia's tourism policy and planning documents to date. The paper explores the complex challenges posed by climate change to tourism and how tourism policy has been adapting over a 15-year period. Drawing on a longitudinal data-set of 477 Australian tourism policy a...
14 CitationsSource
#1Char-lee MoyleH-Index: 4
#2Brent D MoyleH-Index: 17
Last. Betty WeilerH-Index: 31
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This study aims to empirically compare the adoption of business sustainability amongst 291 randomly-selected tourism and non-tourism businesses in New South Wales, Australia. Tourism businesses were found to be more committed to environmentally-sustainable practices than other types of businesses with there being a clear correlation with their ability to learn and adapt. This contradicts criticisms in the literature that tourism businesses are slow adopters of sustainability. This study highligh...
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