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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

To maximize return on investment, tourism stakeholders should target tourists who yield the highest dividends. Extending research that focused on understanding environmental concerns at the expense of economic return expected at the destination, this study drew on a range of segmentation bases to...

Author(s)
Tkaczynski, A.; Rundle-Thiele, S.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2019, 25, 3, pp 390-402
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

Doing ecotourism in national parks offers a wide array of opportunities to help to preserve nature while performing recreational activities. The goal of this study is to analyze the issues related to the levels of satisfaction after engaging in eco-tourism in a national park. The empirical study...

Author(s)
Carvache-Franco, M.; Carvache-Franco, O.; Carvache-Franco, W.; Villagómez-Buele, C.
Publisher
Universitatea din Oradea Romania, Oradea, Romania
Citation
GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites, 2020, 28, 1, pp 191-202
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

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