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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
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This work describes the income, regulatory aspects and welfare of wild animals used for tourist attractions, including, elephants, lions, tigers, bears, dolphins, monkeys, orangutans, sea turtles, crocodiles, snakes and civets. The ways in which the tourism industry contribute to the problem of...

Publisher
World Animal Protection, London, UK
Citation
Checking out of cruelty: how to end wildlife tourism's holiday horrors, 2016, pp 34 pp.
Abstract

Marine-based tourism can be both an entertaining and educational experience for tourists - "edutainment". This research surveys participants of a dolphin watching program in Fiji to assess their motives to participate in dolphin watching. The research also examines the extent to which education and ...

Author(s)
Pratt, S.; Suntikul, W.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2016, 33, 6, pp 867-884
Abstract

In the Austral summer of 2014-2015 we surveyed visitors at the popular marine tourism destination of Koombana Bay, Bunbury, Western Australia to investigate resident and visitor attitudes towards the provisioning of the wild dolphins and their knowledge about the legal, social and environmental...

Author(s)
Simpson, G.; Newsome, D.; Day, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Data in Brief, 2016, 9, pp 940-945
Abstract

Tour operators can play a relevant role in the sustainable development of ecotourism, being responsible for driving tourists during the visitation, promoting environmental and cultural awareness and contributing to the monitoring of social-environmental impacts in the place of visitation. This...

Author(s)
Santos, J. E. A. dos; Lunardi, V. de O.; Freitas, D. C. de; Silva, M. M. dos S.; Lunardi, D. G.
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Ecotourismo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Citation
Revista Brasileira de Ecoturismo, 2018, 11, 4, pp 588-608
Abstract

Interactive experiences with non-captive, charismatic, marine megafauna, such as whales and dolphins, present a growing ecotourism trend with potentially positive and negative sustainability outcomes. Its sustainable future in countries recently developing this type of tourism is dependent upon not ...

Author(s)
Walker, K.; Weiler, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2017, 16, 3, pp 269-290
Abstract

Marine wildlife tourism can provide a range of education and conservation benefits for visitors. These benefits derive from close personal encounters with marine wildlife and visitor learning about marine species and ocean environments. There has been limited assessment of marine wildlife tourism...

Author(s)
Zeppel, H.; Muloin, S.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2009, 5, 2/3, pp 215-227
Abstract

Dolphin-watching tourism is growing globally. In developing countries, the typically low environmental awareness of operators and poorly enforced or non-existent regulations exacerbate risks to wildlife. Ecological indicators like behavioural responses are useful to assess wildlife tourism, but...

Author(s)
Mustika, P. L. K.; Welters, R.; Ryan, G. E.; D'Lima, C.; Sorongon-Yap, P.; Jutapruet, S.; Peter, C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2017, 25, 8, pp 1138-1158
Abstract

With the continuing growth of the tourism industry over recent decades, has come a change in tourist behavior from the traditional stereotypical 3-S tourist (sun, sand, sex) to an increasingly sophisticated and demanding tourist. These "new" tourists like to learn about history, nature, and...

Author(s)
Lück, M.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Coastal Management, 2016, 44, 2, pp 131-138
Abstract

Over the past two decades, considerable growth in commercial cetacean-based tourism has exposed coastal cetacean populations to high vessel density. Since 1989, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia, has hosted a thriving dolphin-swim tourism industry comprised of three licensed vessels. This study ...

Author(s)
Howes, L.; Scarpaci, C.; Parsons, E. C. M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Ecotourism, 2012, 11, 3, pp 188-201

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