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.Tour Guide 476 Tour Operator Well-trained, knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guides stand ... Environmental education and interpretation have become common and very important components of marine tourism activities, in particular wildlife-viewing tours (LA¼ck, 2003). ... Studies such as Weiler and Hama#39;s (2002) clearly indicate the importance of tour guide training programmes, especially in Thirdanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments|
|Publisher||:||CABI - 2008|