Outback Regional Snapshot
This snapshot includes the number of Australian and international visitors to the Outback and highline trip details (why they came, where they came from, what they spent) and also includes changes over time, drivers of these changes and insights into trends. This is supplemented by interpretation and comparisons to other national tourism trends.
Outback residents have their say on tourism
When tourism development is in line with the aspirations of the local community it provides for a more authentic tourist experience and also attracts stronger community support. A survey was conducted with Outback residents to determine their perceptions of tourism's positive and negative impacts.
For more information on how tourism can provide social benefits for the community, click here.
Outback Queensland Visitors Fact Sheet
In late 2010, Tourism Research Australia and Tourism Queensland, now Tourism and Events Queensland partnered to conduct an extensive research project exploring the experiences of visitors to Outback Queensland. The objective of this research was to gain a better understanding of visitors to the Outback region and to improve market readiness. This fact sheet outlines the motivations, expectations and experiences of visitors to Queensland's Outback.
Outback Queensland Visitors Fact Sheet March 2011
Queensland's Outback Visitor Profile and Satisfaction Survey
The research gathered assists with informed decision making to support growth of sustainable tourism products, address challenges and identify initiatives that fully utilise local tourism resources. Produced by Tourism Research Australia.
Queensland's Outback Visitor Profile and Satisfaction Survey March 2011
Operator uptake of environmental adaption initiatives
In 2010 benchmark research was conducted with Outback tourism operators to help measure and manage the impact of tourism on the environment. Includes details of Outback tourism operator uptake of energy, water and waste management initiatives.
Outback Tourism Operators Environmental Benchmark 2010
For more information on operator uptake of environmental adaption initiatives, click on Tourism Operators Environmental Benchmark 2010 .
Built Attractions Study
These projects were part of the Outback Queensland Built Attractions Research which captured the travel characteristics of all tourists to the Barcaldine, Roma and Winton areas with particular emphasis on those who visited built attractions. Produced by Tourism Research Australia.