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1st Edition

New Frontiers in Marine Tourism

ISBN 9780080453576
Published October 18, 2007 by Routledge
250 Pages

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Book Description

‘New Frontiers in Marine Tourism’ is the first book of this kind to address and analyse this burgeoning tourism sector comprehensively. By integrating aspects such as the sustainability, safety, education, experiences and management of diving tourism the text highlights a variety of pressing topics related to the management of diving tourism, including:

* different types of diving locations and their particular characteristics and the geographical distribution of dive locations
* the growth and economic significance of diving tourism in destinations worldwide
* different motivations and typologies of diving tourists, their learning behaviour, knowledge of marine environments, and their interaction with flora and fauna.
* diver satisfaction, attitudes and preferences, education and interpretation, and compliance with regulations
* environmental impacts, and aspects of risk and health.

Table of Contents

Section I:
An Introduction to Diving Tourism

1. Introduction
Brian Garrod, Stefan Gössling

Section II:
The diving tourism experience

2. Market segments and tourist typologies for diving tourism
Brian Garrod

3. Perceptions of and interactions with marine environments; diving attractions
Carl Cater

4. Economic value of diving tourism, local income and distribution
Alan White and Samonte Tan

Section III:
Environmental, economic and social impacts of diving tourism

5. The state of coral reefs and consequences of global environmental change for diving tourism in tropical environments
Stefan Gössling, Olof Lindén

6. Vulnerability of marine mammals to diving tourism activities
Susanna Curtin, Brian Garrod

7. Environmental management and education: the case of PADI
Anna Lindgren, Jenny Reithe, Sophia Trossvik, Stefan Gössling

Section IV
Management of diving tourism

8. The dive industry and social responsibility – time to catch up
Claudia Townsend

9. Management issues and techniques – artificial reefs
Peter van Treeck

10. Attitudes to and preferences of divers toward regulation
Nola Barker, Callum Roberts

11. Compliance with regulations by divers and tour operators
Carol Scarpaci

12. Managing diver impact and increasing support for conservation through education
Claudia Townsend

13. Tourist diving – injury, risk and safety
Chris Coxon, Kay Dimmock, and Jeff Wilks

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Brian Garrod, Stefan Gösspson