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A study which tested the effectiveness of an education programme for managing tourists was conducted at Tangalooma, Australia. The education programme, which uses techniques derived from cognitive psychology and learning theory, attempted to prompt increased enjoyment, knowledge and improved...

Author(s)
Orams, M. B.
Citation
Progress in Tourism and Hospitality Research, 1997, 3, 4, pp 295-306
Abstract

This paper reviews accounts of wild-dolphin human interaction throughout history and describes the tourist industry that has grown around such interaction in Australasia. A number of reported cases of harm to sociable dolphins that has been caused by interaction with humans are described, and...

Author(s)
Orams, M. B.
Citation
Tourism Management, 1997, 18, 5, pp 317-326
Abstract

12 whale-watch cruises at Tangalooma, Australia were surveyed and 704 questionnaires analysed to determine the influences over whale watchers' enjoyment. Results showed the number of whales and their behaviour, numbers of fellow passengers, cruise duration, boat construction and sea-sickness...

Author(s)
Orams, M. B.
Citation
Tourism Management, 2000, 21, 6, pp 561-569
Abstract

This study assesses the attitudes and characteristics of 'whale tourists' to the Vaváu island group in the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific, New Zealand. 70% of all tourists arriving by air (n=85), and around half those arriving by yacht (n=51), went whale watching. Both types of visitor...

Author(s)
Orams, M. B.
Publisher
Multilingual Matters Ltd, Clevedon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2001, 9, 2, pp 128-146
Abstract

This paper estimates the economic impacts of the whale-watching industry in the Vava'u community in Tonga and considers those impacts in the context of the historical growth of tourism in Vava'u and whale-watching elsewhere. The paper also considers the future economic potential of whales as a...

Author(s)
Orams, M. B.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Coastal Management, 2002, 30, 4, pp 361-380
Abstract

The terms 'sustainability' and 'ecotourism' have become much used in recent years, yet there have been few examinations of how they might apply in practical cases. Kaikoura, a small coastal town (population 3600) on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island, has a rapidly developing tourism...

Author(s)
Orams, M. B.
Publisher
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2002, 5, 3, pp 338-353
Abstract

The Kingdom of Tonga is a one of the few countries worldwide that allow swim-with-whales tourism activities. Most of the tour operators are based in Vava'u archipelago which represents an important breeding ground for Oceania humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). This study represents an...

Author(s)
Fiori, L.; Martinez, E.; Orams, M. B.; Bollard, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2020, 28, 11, pp 1743-1761