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'Gateway Tourism': Exploring Antarctica in Tasmania

Leane, E ORCID: 0000-0002-7954-6529 and Nielsen, HE ORCID: 0000-0002-2761-7727 2019 , ''Gateway Tourism': Exploring Antarctica in Tasmania', in CS Ooi and A Hardy (eds.), Tourism in Tasmania , Forty South Publishing, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 88-100.

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Tasmania’s connectedness with the continent to its south is everywhere evident: in the island’s weather systems and geology, in the history of sealers, whalers and explorers who used its ports, and in museums, landmarks and memorials. Hobart’s identity as an Antarctic ‘gateway’ is also important in the city’s place-branding. This chapter reflects on the sites, events and experiences currently available to tourists interested in the island’s southern connections. Contextualizing Hobart as one of five Antarctic gateways globally, the chapter explores the city’s distinctive relationship with the far south and suggests ways of fostering its Antarctic identity in the future.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Leane, E and Nielsen, HE
Keywords: tourism, Antarctic, polar, gateway, city
Publisher: Forty South Publishing
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Copyright 2019 Elizabeth Leane and Hanne Nielsen

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