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Taking in sail is essential for a whale-watching excursion, which makes the demand for whale-watching tourism sensitive to the weather. The purpose of this paper is to examine the implications of two potential demand-side determinants, that is, weather and macroeconomic conditions, on the business...

Author(s)
Chen ChiangMing; Lin YoLong
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2019, 22, 4, pp 476-485
Abstract

Assessing wildlife tourism sustainability in developing countries is crucial, but few studies analyse the sustainability of dolphin-based wildlife tourism in this context. We measure multiple indicators within the human dimensions of wildlife tourism, including tourist visitation numbers,...

Author(s)
D'Lima, C.; Everingham, Y.; Diedrich, A.; Mustika, P. L.; Hamann, M.; Marsh, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2018, 26, 10, pp 1687-1707
Abstract

Whale watching is a billion dollar industry worldwide. One of the most popular species for whale watching is the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae). The migratory corridors, feeding, resting and calving sites which are used for whale watching may be influenced by changing ocean currents and...

Author(s)
Meynecke, J. O.; Richards, R.; Sahin, O.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Regional Environmental Change, 2017, 17, 2, pp 477-488
Abstract

Tourism companies that offer wildlife watching experiences share a unique property - they build their business on a promise they have no guarantee of fulfilling (showing wild animals). The factor of luck becomes important, as evident in the advertisement texts of wildlife watching tours....

Author(s)
Margaryan, L.; Wall-Reinius, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 2017, 22, 5, pp 406-421
Abstract

Marine protected areas are probably the most prevailing instruments available to reduce the over-exploitation of marine resources. However, economic incentives and a lack of acceptance of regulations of fishers can lead to illegal fishing activities, causing further over-exploitation with negative...

Author(s)
Zimmerhackel, J. S.; Pannell, D. J.; Meekan, M.; Kragt, M. E.; Rogers, A.
Publisher
University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, Australia
Citation
Working Paper, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, 2016, No.1610, pp 11 pp.
Abstract

An increasing number of visitors to Juneau, AK, alongside a predictable population of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), has supported the substantial growth of its whale-watching industry. The industry provides benefits to the community through economic gains, while the experience can...

Author(s)
Schuler, A. R.; Pearson, H. C.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2019, 14, 4, pp 231-248
Abstract

This paper contributes to a better understanding of the absorption of scientific knowledge in tourism innovation processes. Based on a synthesis of the literature and empirical study we present the model of Innovation through Co-creation. The cases of researchers working together with three...

Author(s)
Hoarau, H.; Kline, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2014, 46, pp 44-61
Abstract

Over 100 million sharks are killed annually, putting enormous pressure on shark populations worldwide. Sharks have traditionally been considered a detriment to coastal tourism, but since the early 1990s, shifts in attitudes amongst divers have led to growth in the popularity of shark watching as a...

Author(s)
Topelko, K. N.; Dearden, P.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2005, 4, 2, pp 108-128
Abstract

Iconic wildlife tourism (that which focuses on the viewing and visiting of a single, well known species of wildlife) is a rapidly growing sector of the tourism industry. This paper reports on research undertaken as part of a multidisciplinary investigation which sought to collect information for...

Author(s)
Stoeckl, N.; Smith, A.; Newsome, D.; Lee, D.
Publisher
School of Business, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Citation
Journal of Tourism Studies, 2005, 16, 1, pp 69-81
Abstract

This chapter explores the sustainability of the scenic cruise industry in Doubtful Sound (New Zealand) in relation to a key wildlife asset, namely, bottlenose dolphins. Sections discuss: (1) industry characteristics; (2) the interactions between boats and dolphins, including violations of the...

Author(s)
Lusseau, D.
Publisher
Channel View Publications, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Nature-based tourism in peripheral areas: development or disaster?, 2005, pp 246-260

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