Wildlife tourism is a growing multimillion-dollar industry within the hospitality and tourism industry. Wildlife tourism, in its simplest sense, is the creation of tour packages for watching wild animals in their natural habitats, and is particularly important in African and South American countries, Australia, India, Canada, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Maldives, among others. This new book brings together the best voices in the field of wildlife tourism and provides a key understanding of wildlife tourism. It explores many important aspects of wildlife to date with related implications for various sectors, such as technology, education, corporations, and policymaking.
Table of Contents
A Brief Consideration of Nature of Wildlife Tourism. Planning and Development of Wildlife Tourism in Bangladesh. Assessment of Recreational Services of Natural Landscapes in Third World Tropics Using Travel Cost Method. Destination Marketing Approaches for Wildlife Tourism. Wildlife Tourism: Technology Adoption for Marketing and Conservation. The Analysis of Tourists Involvement in Regard to Dolphin Interactions at the Dolphin Discovery Centre, Bunbury, Western Australia. Social Preference of Local Communities towards Wildlife Tourism in the Indian Himalayas. Local Residents Attitude on Wildlife Tourism: Support, Views, Barriers, and Public Engagement. Contribution of Wildlife Tourism to Tiger Reserves in India. Managing Wildlife Tourism in Sri Lanka: Opportunities and Challenges. Status and Prospects for the Future of Wildlife Tourism in Bangladesh. The Influence of Ecological Attributes and Motivations on Wildlife Tourism: The Case of Birdwatching in Banderas Bay, Mexico. Economic Valuation of Wildlife Tourism: ‘Contingent Valuation Method’. Relationship between Tourists’ Expectation and Perception of Wildlife Tourism Areas: Evidence from West Bengal, India. World Around Wildlife Tourism.
Johra Kayeser Fatima, PhD, is currently teaching at Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Dr. Fatima regularly speaks at academic conferences around the world and shares her views on variousresearch themes, such as sustainable tourism, tourism for economic development, relationship marketing, and services marketing. She has published articles in several prestigious journals, including Tourism Analysis, Environmental Education Research, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management,Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistic, and Social Responsibility Journal. As a key research team member, she also worked at various research institutes, including the Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organizations, Deakin University, Australia. and the Centre for Economic and Health Convergence, McGill University, Canada. Dr. Fatima currently is a member of the American Association for Women in Higher Education, USA. She completed her PhD from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She has more than 10 years of experience of teaching business courses in Australia and overseas at several tourism-based schools globally, in particular in Bangladesh and Australia.