The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (Hardcover)

By Michael Luck

Cabi, 9781845933500, 587pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2008

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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.

About the Author

Michael Luck is Associate Professor and Head of Department (Tourism & Events) in the School of Hospitality & Tourism at the Auckland University of Technology. His research interests are in the areas of marine tourism, ecotourism, wildlife tourism, interpretation and education, the impacts of tourism, gay tourism, and aviation. Michael has extensive industry experience, working with travel agencies, a large package tour operator, as tour guide and for a campervan rental company. His is the founding editor of Tourism in Marine Environments, and associate editor of the Journal of Ecotourism. He has published in academic journals, and recently edited and co-edited The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (CABI), Marine Wildlife and Tourism Management: Insights from the natural and social sciences (CABI) and Nautical Tourism: Concepts and Issues (Cognizant).