Tracking expenditures of the elusive nature tourists of southeastern Arizona

Julie Leones, Bonnie Colby, Kristine Crandall

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Expansion of nature tourism markets may be limited because of restrictions on visitor numbers at specific sites. Hence, factors affecting visitor expenditures are critical. This study of nature tourists in Arizona indicates that birdwatchers spend more money than other visitors to natural sites. Communities that target nature visitors from areas more than a few hours' drive away and encourage visits to multiple sites can increase visitor expenditures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-64
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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