Tourism Optimisation Management Model, Kangaroo Island
This ground breaking project extended the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) model to a more tourism friendly monitoring and adaptive management system called TOMM (Tourism Optimisation Management Model).
TOMM operates at a regional level – across Kangaroo Island in South Australia, best known for its seal interaction.
We developed the model through extensive consultation, then assisted pilot and refine it, and have been involved in reviews and small improvements. TOMM generates very simple monitoring reports and is armed with a range of pre-agreed adaptive responses.
TOMM has been operating since 1996, and has received high recognition from the International Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.