The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments

May 2008
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    14th May 2008
  • ISBN 9781845933500
  • Language English
  • Pages 880 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Marine tourism has become one of the fastest growing areas within the tourism industry. With the increased use of marine environments comes the need for informed planning and sustainable management as well as for the education and training of planners, managers and operators. Combining the disciplines of marine scientists and tourism researchers, this encyclopedia will bring together the terms, concepts and theories related to recreational and tourism activities in marine settings. Entries range from short definitions to medium and long articles.

"...a welcome addition to the reference collections of libraries in universities, colleges and planning agencies involved with recreation, tourism and marine studies."

Michael M.G. Scantlebury, University of Central Florida, USA - Annals of Tourism Research

"An excellent reference resource."

- International Journal of Travel

Michael Lück

Michael Lück is a professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism, and associate director for the coastal and marine tourism research program at the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, both at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He is founding co-chair of the International Coastal & Marine Tourism Society (ICMTS). Michael has more than 10 years work experience in the tourism industry and his research interests include (marine) wildlife tourism, the cruise industry, ecotourism, interpretation and education on wildlife tours, the impacts of tourism, and aviation/transport. He has published in a number of international journals, is founding editor-in-chief of the academic journal Tourism in Marine Environments, Associate Editor of the Journal of Ecotourism and Human Dimensions of Wildlife, and editorial board member of Marine Policy and Frontiers. Michael has edited or co-edited ten volumes on ecotourism, marine and polar tourism, events and low cost airlines, as well as the Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (CABI), and co-authored the introductory text Tourism (CABI).