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Prospects for polar tourism.

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This book examines polar tourism in its environmental, economic and cultural settings and explores the potential for growth as well as essential management for sustainability. It has 17 chapters organized in 4 parts under the following headings: (i) tourism and the polar environment; (ii) economic roles of polar tourism; (iii) developments in Antarctic tourism; and (iv) managing the new realities....


Chapter 17 (Page no: 285)

Tourism management for Antarctica.

This chapter examines relevant aspects of management systems that have arisen in other areas (South Georgia; Svalbard, Norway; and Glacier Bay, Alaska, USA) that share some of the features of Antarctica, and discusses whether these management measures might be applied to Antarctic tourism. It also highlights some limitations in managing Antarctic tourism under the Antarctic Treaty System and proposes appropriate solutions. It is suggested that management strategies based on the concepts of 'carrying capacity' and 'limits of acceptable change' are applicable to Antarctica, and so does multiple resource management planning. Proposals for landing site management planning and monitoring for change are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) The growing significance of polar tourism. Author(s): Snyder, J. M. Stonehouse, B.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Pioneers of polar tourism and their legacy. Author(s): Snyder, J. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 32) Polar tourism in changing environments. Author(s): Stonehouse, B. Snyder, J. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 51) The polar tourism markets. Author(s): Snyder, J. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 71) Tourism in rural Alaska. Author(s): Huntington, H. Freeman, M. Lucey, B. Spearman, G. Whiting, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 84) Development of tourism in Arctic Canada. Author(s): Robbins, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 102) The economic role of Arctic tourism. Author(s): Snyder, J. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 123) Gateway ports in the development of Antarctic tourism. Author(s): Bertram, E. Muir, S. Stonehouse, B.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 149) Antarctic ship-borne tourism: an expanding industry. Author(s): Bertram, E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 170) Antarctic adventure tourism and private expeditions. Author(s): Lamers, M. Stel, J. H. Amelung, B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 188) Antarctic scenic overflights. Author(s): Bauer, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 197) Antarctic tourism: what are the limits? Author(s): Landau, D. Splettstoesser, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 210) Antarctic tourism research: the first half-century. Author(s): Stonehouse, B. Crosbie, K.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 231) Managing polar tourism: issues and approaches. Author(s): Snyder, J. M.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 247) Tourism on South Georgia: a case for multiple resource management. Author(s): Snyder, J. M. Stonehouse, B.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 263) Tourism management on the southern oceanic islands. Author(s): Tracey, P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845932473
  • Record Number
  • 20073125118