Benckendorff, Pierre, and Prideaux, Bruce (2008) Ferry. In: Lück, Michael, (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments. CAB International, pp. 172-174.

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[Extract] A ferry is a boat that regularly transports passengers and vehicles across a body of water on a point-to-point service of usually short duration. Ferries are an affordable alternative to bridges and tunnels in locations constrained by geographic features such as islands, highly indented coastlines, rivers and lakes. In other situations ferries connect urban areas that are separated by either large bodies of water or by considerable distance if on land. Most ferry services offer domestic public transport for residents and travellers but, in some cases, ferries are a popular means of travel between countries. Ferry routs across the Baltic and English Channel and between Singapore and Indonesia are examples of international services. One major characteristic of ferries is that they offer scheduled public transport, usually operating a fixed route on a published schedule.

Item ID: 28001
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-1-84593-350-0
Keywords: ferry, water, islands, tourism, destination, harbour
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 06:19
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development @ 100%
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