Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
7th June 2007
- ISBN 9781845932596
- Language English
- Pages 320 pp.
- Size 6.875" x 9.75"
The planet's most fascinating and yet tantalizingly under-researched component is now a rapidly growing tourism frontier. The sea attracts millions of tourists annually with its diverse array of exclusive activities, but its sheer size brings with it considerable problems for management.
Within the context of other economic activities that may compromise the success, if not the very existence of marine ecotourism, this text examines the wide range of marine ecotourism resources, not only natural, but also cultural and man-made. Covering economic, marketing planning and regulation issues, this book also considers the vital role of marine ecotourism in raising awareness of the significance of the seas and oceans to sustainable coastal livelihoods. At a time of great concern over the effects of climate change and high profile issues such as depletion of fish stocks and oil spillages, the insights this book provides are essential reading.
"…a very worthwhile contribution to the CABI Ecotourism Series…the Caters are to be congratulated on their joint efforts, which will provide a useful reference for years to come."- Annals of Tourism Research
Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
SECTION I: PATTERNS AND PROCESSES
Chapter 2: Marine Ecotourism in Context
Chapter 3: Marine Ecotourism Resources
Chapter 4: Marine Ecotourism Attractions and Activities
SECTION II: PRIMARY STAKEHOLDERS AND INTERESTS
Chapter 5: Coastal Communities
Chapter 6: Marine Ecotourists
Chapter 7: Marine Nature
Chapter 8: The Marine Ecotourism Industry
SECTION III: REGULATION, FACILITATION AND COLLABORATION
Chapter 9: Planning Agencies
Chapter 10: Institutional Structures
Chapter 11: Networks and Initiatives
Chapter 12: CONCLUSION