Cruises are the primary form of tourism in the polar regions, and cruise ship tourism is expanding rapidly in both the Arctic and Antarctic. The industry has moved beyond its infancy and is now entering a mature phase, with increased numbers and types of vessels, more demanding routes, and more regular and predictable patterns of activity. The increase in cruise activities, the associated risks of accidents, and the potential and actual impacts of the large numbers of tourists in the polar regions all bring management challenges for sustainable use of these regions.
This book discusses critically the environmental and social sustainability issues concerning the cruise industry in polar regions. Authors from Canada, USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand are experts in their respective fields and take an innovative, critical and at times controversial approach to the subject.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
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