The paper “ The Needs and Satisfaction Levels of International Tourists, How Tourists’ Resources Are Aligned to Meet the Changing Needs of Tourists" is an engrossing example of a research proposal on tourism. This proposal provides background information compelling the implementation of this study. It also provides a management decision problems and research problems (Miller, Vandome, and McBrewster, 2009). The proposal also provides a detailed research design for this study by providing the type of research to be undertaken, the type of information to be collected, the recommended method of data collection, sampling techniques, and plan of data analysis (Bramwell and Lane, 2011).
The report then provides a conclusion and recommendations for the study. There are various tourist attractions features in Canberra. One of these features is the Australian war memorial, which was built in 1925 that commemorates the war dead of Australia (Breakey, Ding, and Lee, 2008). Another feature is the national gallery of Australia which has a wide range of Australia’ s art collection. The new parliament house is another key tourist attraction feature in Canberra. Tourists are also attracted to the Australia national film and sound archive which is situated in the Art Deco building that was established in 1930.
The Australia academy of science is also a source of tourist attraction in Canberra (Buhalis and Darcy, 2010). Australian national botanic garden that contains many species of flora found in Australia is also a tourist attraction for tourists. The Australian national university is also a tourist attraction point mainly due to its beautiful grounds. Other main tourists’ attraction features in Canberra include Lake Burley Griffin, National Carillon, National Library of Australia, National Zoo and Aquarium, Black Mountain, Canberra Explorer bus, Canberra theatre center, civic square, and Commonwealth Park.
In addition, others are Canberra Thespis statue, Deakin, Forrest, general post office, London circuit, old parliament house, Parkes, Parliament triangle, Reid, Royal Australian mint, Russel, Serbian orthodox church, St. John’ s Church, St Kilda Carousel and Yarralumla (Australia, 2011). Tourists are also attracted to Canberra due to its surroundings such as snowy mountains, Lanyon Homestead, Mount Stromlo observatory, Tidbinbilla and Namadgi national park. Background The purpose of this study is to elucidate the needs, wants and satisfaction levels among international tourists visiting Canberra, Australia (Buckley, 2011).
Tourism is one of the major contributors to the Canberra economy and Australia as a whole. The changing needs of tourists call for establishing their needs and wants in order to be able to satisfy them (Miller, Vandome, and McBrewster, 2009). Studies have indicated that the satisfaction of tourists is under the influence of several situational variables such as social settings, resource settings, and management settings. It has also been established that based on the tourist’ s socioeconomic and cultural characteristics in addition to their norms, experiences, preferences, and attitudes, they evaluate tourists’ attraction features subjectively (Australia, 2011).
Australia has been experiencing dwindling number of international tourists since 1995 and as such, there is need to establish the needs, wants and satisfaction levels of those who visit Canberra in order to inform the management on how to improve on this and increase the number of international visitors to the region (Bramwell and Lane, 2011). Thus, the main object of this proposal is to devise ways of conducting a study that will help in informing the management of the needs, wants and satisfaction levels of tourists in Canberra (O’ Neill, Riscinto-Kozub, Hyfte, 2010).
This will, in turn, help the management to offer the much-needed direction on how to tailor the available resources in order to meet the needs and wants of tourists and at the same time increase the satisfaction levels. By doing so, the management will be able to reverse the declining trend of international visitors to Australia.