Home Tags Cycle Tourism

Tag: Cycle Tourism

Submission: Wheels on Fire

Dennis Puniard submitted his PhD thesis for examination on Thursday. The title of his thesis is: The Role of the Internet and Online Technologies in Destination Choice for Australian Cycle Tourists. This is the third PhD to be submitted for examination since the establishment of the National Institute of Sport Studies at the University of Canberra. It is the first thesis to emerge from a cross faculty collaboration. Dennis is registered for study with the Faculty of Business, Government and Law. I have been his primary supervisor from NISS in the Faculty of Health. Some of Dennis's findings about cycle tourists: They are very active...

#5ACTC Cycle Tourism Experiences

Rob Diamond (Diamond Cycle Tours), Will Levy (Two Wheel Tours) and Liz Mitchell (Snowy River Cycling) were presenters in a session that focused on cycle tourism experiences at the Cycling Tourism Conference. Each shared their views on clients and contexts. After their individual presentations Rob, Will and Liz sat on a panel chaired by Matt Lamont. Photo Credit View from Mount Stromlo

Cycle Tourism Conference and Rail Trail Symposium

The University of Canberra is hosting a Cycle Tourism Conference and Rail Trail Symposium on 2 and 3 February 2012. Both events are being organised by Dennis Puniard. The Tourism Conference takes place over two days and the Rail Trail Symposium on 3 February. At the Tourism Conference there will be: Four Keynote Addresses Matt Lamont (Southern Cross University), The overlooked cycle tourism segment: Active spectators. Chris Bull (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK) A Systematic Review of Evidence for the Local Impacts of Tourism and Leisure Cycling. Craig Groke (Manager, Economic Development , Regional Development Australia, Barossa SA) The Chicken or the Egg? Which one is...

Cycle Tourism

Earlier this year I wrote about Dennis Puniard's research into Cycle Tourism and Social Media. Yesterday I attended a seminar Dennis hosted to discuss Cycle Tourism in the Australian Capital Territory Region. Dennis and his colleagues Trevor Mules, Pam Faulks and Tracey Dickson were commissioned to report on cycle tourism and were asked by ACT Tourism to: Identify and engage stakeholders Identify and quantify the impact of: existing events; existing facilities; current initiatives Survey cycle tourists Identify opportunities and issues A report was submitted to ACT Tourism in February 2011 and Dennis' s seminar was an opportunity to share the outcomes of the consultation with stakeholders...

Pedal Power: Cycle Tourism and Social Media

We have just held a second PhD progress seminar in the University of Canberra’s Teaching Commons. Dennis Puniard presented his update of work on cycle tourism and online technology (copy of his presentation here). Dennis's working title is Surfing the Net to Find Cycling Nirvana: how cyclists use online technology to determine their travel destinations. Dennis uses the South Australia Tourism Commission's (2005) definition of cycle tourism: cycle tourism visits are considered to be for the purpose of holidays, recreation, pleasure, or sport and to include either overnight stays or day trips to other tourism regions during which the visitor either...