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This paper describes tourism in Maldives as well as its contribution to the country's economic growth. The characteristics of the market are discussed in terms of the seasonality and duration of stay of the tourists. The attractions, viz., diving, whale watching, cruising and water sports, and...

Author(s)
Cope, R.
Publisher
Mintel International Group Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Country Reports: Asia, 2004, 2, pp 1-30
Abstract

This chapter highlights the contributions of nautical tourism (including scuba diving, snorkeling, cruises and wildlife viewing) to many forms of environmental degradation. However, it is pointed out that nautical tourism is not necessarily bad as there are many good examples of responsible tourism ...

Author(s)
Lück, M.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Nautical tourism: concepts and issues, 2007, pp 125-127
Full TextCABI Book Info
Cover for Adventure tourism.

This volume provides an introduction and review of adventure tourism from both theoretical and practical perspectives. It includes technical analyses of over 100 real-life retail adventure tourism products from around the globe, in a wide variety of outdoor activity sectors, including: river...

Author(s)
Buckley, R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931223)
Type
Book
Abstract

Background. Over the past decade, visitors to Alaska have spent increasing amounts of time engaged in water-based recreational activities aboard vessels of various sizes. Serious vessel-related injuries to travelers in Alaska involve not only medical care from unfamiliar health care providers and...

Author(s)
Hudson, D.; Nilsen, P.; Dahl, E.; Mode, N.; Ekman, R.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2006, 13, 2, pp 67-72
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Cover for European waterways as a source of leisure and recreation.

This chapter uses examples from a variety of European waterways and their immediate surroundings to present an overview of activities that are both water- and land-based and which collectively constitute Europe's river tourism sector. Potential threats to river and canal tourism are also discussed. ...

Author(s)
Erfurt-Cooper, P.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934682)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the different types of river-oriented tourism: river cruising, houseboat tourism, whitewater tourism, and bicycle tourism. It focuses on the essential characteristics of river landscapes, which constitute the common factors of attractiveness for quite different...

Author(s)
Steinbach, J.
Citation
Geojournal, 1995, 35, 4, pp 443-458
Abstract

The abstracts of oral and poster presentations at the 15th World Congress for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during 13-16 May 2007, are presented. The central theme of the congress is "Preparedness: knowledge, training and networks" and covers the following...

Publisher
World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Madison, USA
Citation
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 2007, 22, 2, pp s1-s173
Abstract

This is a report of a study undertaken to develop a product information base and an economic impact analysis upon which governments, municipalities and the private sector may consider long range planning and investment decisions related to the cruise sectors on the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence and...

Publisher
The Economic Planning Group of Canada, Daniel Arbour et Associés, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Situational analysis of the overnight and excursion cruise industry on the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River and interconnecting waterways: Executive summary volume 1 - overnight cruise ships; Executive summary volume 2 - excursion boats., 1991, pp 38pp.; 23pp.
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The challenges within the world cruise market due to the unprecedented expansion of the industry are discussed. Planned expansion is based on the increasing age and wealth of the population in the major source markets. It is indicated that the industry is suffering from a decline in profitability...

Author(s)
Indrani Raychaudhuri
Publisher
Leisure Media Company Limited, Hitchin, UK
Citation
Leisure Management, 2002, 22, 1, pp 56-58
Abstract

Coastal tourism started in the 19th Century and has increased in non-linear fashion ever since, stimulated by a combination of developments in transport technology and rising prosperity. Initially, mainly national in character, the introduction of roll-on, roll-off ferries and inexpensive air...

Author(s)
Davenport, J.; Davenport, J. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2006, 67, 1/2, pp 280-292

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