New Frontiers in Marine Tourism (Advances in Tourism Research) by Brian Garrod
English | Oct. 18, 2007 | ISBN: 0080453570 | 250 Pages | PDF | 4.01 MB
Diving tourism has seen such growth in the past decade that the World Tourism Organization suggests it will soon become as important as ski tourism. According to a WTO estimate, there are now 5-7 million active certified divers in the world. Despite its development as a mass tourism activity, its dynamic growth and great economic importance, particularly for island destinations in the tropics, surprisingly few scientific publications address this form of special-interest tourism. In the light of this, "New Frontiers in Marine Tourism" is the first attempt to describe and analyse this tourism sector comprehensively.