Birding Tourism and "birdwatching"

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Subject: Birding Tourism and "birdwatching"
From: "Ken Tucker" <>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 20:18:03 -0000
I have not been following this thread closely but must agree with most of
the sentiments so far expressed. Last year I toured parts of Australia
birding (mostly) and it took me a while to realise that Tourist Information
Centres (TIC's) were mostly (all?) biased and dealt with particular
companies only. Some were merely a rack of out of date leaflets in a cafe
but from outside one would think it was almost solely a TIC - with huge
signs to that effect. Obviously just trying to lure tourists who may then
part with bucks and I (and other tourists to whom I spoke) felt a bit miffed
at this.

I think I am correct in saying that here in the UK there is some form of
state involvement in TIC's which means that even the smaller tourist-based
companies are given support by TIC's. I may be wrong. I was very surprised
to discover that I could not find the attractions I was looking for in most
TIC's in Australia - only the big and glitzy which I certainly did not want.

Ken Tucker
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.

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