Marine Tourism: Development, Impacts and Management
Mark OramsISBN: 0415139384;
Marine Tourism examines tourism in coastal and marine environments. Mark Orams provides an overview of the history, development and growth of marine tourism and describes the characteristics of marine tourists' and the "vendors" of these tourist activities. Marine Tourism includes case studies of specific types of tourism including: the cruise ship industry, whale and dolphin watching, yachting and the America's Cup, and maritime museums and festivals in locales including the Florida Keys and Hawaii, theCaribbean, New Zealand, and Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The book also examines tourism impacts on marine ecosystems and coastal communities and explores management techniques aimed at reducing negative impacts and maximizing the benefits of marine tourism.
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