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Whale-watching tourists were surveyed to determine their opinion on whether they would visit, to go whale-watching, in a country conducting commercial whaling. The sample consisted of 271 tourists alighting from whale-watching vessels based in Tobermory, Isle of Mull, western Scotland, UK. 79% of...

Author(s)
Parsons, E. C. M.; Rawles, C.
Publisher
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2003, 6, 5, pp 444-448
Abstract

Arctic and North Atlantic fishing communities may seem unlikely candidates for a viable whale-watching industry, because of the prevalent traditional consumptive attitudes towards marine mammals and their uses. The topic of this paper is the introduction of an internationally growing industry of...

Author(s)
Einarsson, N.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Polar Research, 2009, 28, 1, pp 129-138
Abstract

This paper explores whaling and whale watching to determine the viability of their divergent practices - and explains why they coexist in some cases. Whale watching is often viewed as an ecotourism product and presented as an activity that is fast growing, holds potential for local regeneration,...

Author(s)
Cunningham, P. A.; Huijbens, E. H.; Wearing, S. L.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2012, 20, 1, pp 143-161
Abstract

The paper develops a framework and an understanding of the external knowledge absorption in nature-based tourism companies. The concept of potential absorptive capacity is the starting point for exploring how external knowledge (tacit and explicit) is absorbed and assimilated in tourism-innovation...

Author(s)
Hoarau, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2014, 14, 2, pp 135-151
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

Impact assessments often focus on short-term behavioral responses of animals to human disturbance. However, the cumulative effects caused by repeated behavioral disruptions are of management concern because these effects have the potential to influence individuals' survival and reproduction. We...

Author(s)
Christiansen, F.; Bertulli, C. G.; Rasmussen, M. H.; Lusseau, D.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Management, 2015, 79, 2, pp 311-324
Abstract

This research note concerns the role of whale-watching tourism providers in the debate over protection of the marine environment. The case reported is about northern Norwegian whale-watching organizations. Based on the analysis of local newspapers and on the direct experience of one member of our...

Author(s)
Bertella, G.; Vester, H. I.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2015, 11, 1, pp 73-77
Abstract

Whale watching is a dynamic industry and, in particular in a country like Iceland, where tourism is currently playing a leading role in the national economy and where nature - understood in a broad sense - represents the main attraction for visitors, whale watching, rapidly grown during the last...

Author(s)
Nicosia, E.; Perini, F.
Publisher
Scientific and Didactical Campus of Rimini and the Advanced School of Tourism Sciences of Alma Mater Studiorum, Rimini, Italy
Citation
Almatourism: Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development, 2016, 7, 14, pp 60-105
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Factors of peripherality: whale watching in northern Norway.

Focusing on the case of commercial whale watching in northern Norway, this chapter investigates how various dimensions of peripheral destinations, in particular the geographic, socio-economic and cultural dimensions, shape the premises for core wildlife experiences. It asks to what extent such...

Author(s)
Bertella, G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648620)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This study applies a participatory action research (PAR) approach to investigate a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative by a Norwegian destination management organization (DMO). This initiative concerns whale watching and refers to a voluntary code of conduct. The focus is on the...

Author(s)
Bertella, G.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2019, 18, 2, pp 165-173

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