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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
Abstract

Radical theories from political economy assert that capitalism is founded on the creation and appropriation of surplus value through exploiting human labor and nature. Such exploitative social and social-ecological relations are generally understood as contradictory to Indigenous worldviews, which...

Author(s)
Hillmer-Pegram, K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2016, 24, 8/9, pp 1194-1210
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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
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Cover for Controversial ecotourism and stakeholder roles in governance: 'swim with humpback whales' in Vava'u.

This chapter looks closely at stakeholder roles in the governance of a wildlife tourist activity in Vava'u, Tonga. The case study acknowledges the international attention and pressure that a controversial 'swim with whales' tourist activity has received. The chapter explores the conflict of values...

Author(s)
Walker, K.; Moscardo, G.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937942)
Type
Book chapter
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

Marine tourism is a new frontier of late-capitalist transformation, generating more global revenue than aquaculture and fisheries combined. This transformation created whale-watching, a commercial tourism form that, despite recent critiques, has been accepted as non-consumptive activity. This paper ...

Author(s)
Higham, J. E. S.; Bejder, L.; Allen, S. J.; Corkeron, P. J.; Lusseau, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2016, 24, 1, pp 73-90
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

In this paper, we examine the expenditure of whale shark tour participants at Ningaloo Marine Park, Western Australia; the location of the world's first whale shark tourism industry, established in 1989. We demonstrate that in 2006, participants' expenditure in the region was $894 per trip, total...

Author(s)
Catlin, J.; Jones, T.; Norman, B.; Wood, D.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2010, 12, 2, pp 134-148
Abstract

Ecotourism in the Atlantic islands region is well-established and growing. Still, in the whale watching and marine tourism sector, many so-called ecotourism enterprises fail to achieve the minimum standards required to qualify as ecotourism. In the Atlantic islands area, approximately 1.7 million ...

Author(s)
Hoyt, E.
Publisher
Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Section B, 2005, 105B, 3, pp 141-154

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