I noticed this in the Tourism-Talk e-newsletter then Wendy Rhodes (Heyfield Wetlands Centre) provided a firsthand run-down on what’s been happening in her patch!
Alison and Charles Burke who set up their own farm business in Qld provided the real world experience for the kit – a short version which will enable people to measure the potential of their farms for tourism activities is available free.
Go (i) www.crctourism.com.au. (ii)click ‘New publication – Farm & Country..’ (iii) it’s the 10th on the list.
I’ve skimmed over this and it seems to cover all bases – quite good. I’d be really interested to see if you think it would engage busy grassroots people or is it too ‘academic’? Love to hear your response to this!!
FARM & COUNTRY TOURISM ON YOUR PROPERTY: stage 1 assessment tool
By Carolyn Fausnaugh, Paul Waight, Karen Higginbottom & Chelsea Northrope
This tool guides you to make a preliminary assessment about whether your region and property have the attributes for a successful tourism venture. If, after taking this initial assessment, you find that your property has tourism potential then we recommend you visit the websites listed on page 9 or obtain the Stage 2 Workbook from the Sustainable Tourism CRC (available June 2004). Stage 2 allows you to make a more thorough assessment of whether to proceed with your tourism business idea and helps you develop this idea into a full business plan.