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Wilderness of Wildlife Tourism

Edited by Johra Kayeser Fatima

© 2017 – Apple Academic Press

290 pages | 2 Color Illus. | 35 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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, Wilderness of Wildlife Tourism, 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.

The book provides detailed examples to provide readers with current issues, including planning and development of wildlife tourism

  • assessment of recreational services of natural landscapes
  • destination marketing approaches for wildlife tourism
  • technology adoption for marketing and conservation
  • local residents’ attitude on wildlife tourism
  • economic valuation of wildlife tourism
  • the future of wildlife tourism

With a roster of international contributors, the book uses examples from excursions that include tigers, dolphins, birds, and more, in many areas of the world. The book makes an important contribution to research on wildlife tourism and its impact community development and conservation, especially in developing countries.

Table of Contents

A Brief Consideration of Nature of Wildlife Tourism

David Newsome

Planning and Development of Wildlife Tourism in Bangladesh

Md. Ziaul Haque Howlader and Aparup Chowdhury

Assessment of Recreational Services of Natural Landscapes in Third World Tropics Using Travel Cost Method

Ruchi Badola, Syed Ainul Hussain, Pariva Dobriyal, Thounaojam Sanggai Leima, Amanat Kaur Gill, Aditi Dev, and Sneha Thapliyal

Destination Marketing Approaches for Wildlife Tourism

W. K. Athula C. Gnanapala

Wildlife Tourism: Technology Adoption for Marketing and Conservation

Azizul Hassan and Anukrati Sharma

The Analysis of Tourists Involvement in Regard to Dolphin Interactions at the Dolphin Discovery Centre, Bunbury, Western Australia

Li Cong, Diane Lee, David Newsome, and Bihu Wu

Social Preference of Local Communities towards Wildlife Tourism in the Indian Himalayas

Pariva Dobriyal, Ruchi Badola, and Syed Ainul Hussain

Local Residents Attitude on Wildlife Tourism: Support, Views, Barriers, and Public Engagement

Natalie King and Vikneswaran Nair

Contribution of Wildlife Tourism to Tiger Reserves in India

Bitapi C. Sinha

Managing Wildlife Tourism in Sri Lanka: Opportunities and Challenges

Jeremy Buultjens, Iraj Ratnayake, and Athula Chammika Gnanapala

Status and Prospects for the Future of Wildlife Tourism in Bangladesh

Md. Golam Rabbi

The Influence of Ecological Attributes and Motivations on Wildlife Tourism: The Case of Birdwatching in Banderas Bay, Mexico

V. S. Avila-Foucat, A. Sanchez-Vargas, and A. Aguilar Ibarra

Economic Valuation of Wildlife Tourism: ‘Contingent Valuation Method’

Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Wasantha Rathnayake

Relationship between Tourists’ Expectation and Perception of Wildlife Tourism Areas: Evidence from West Bengal, India

Debasish Batabyal and Nilanjan Ray

World Around Wildlife Tourism

Jorha K. Fatima and Mahmood M. Khan

About the Editor

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.

About the Series

Advances in Hospitality and Tourism

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS081000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
SCI070000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General