Issues in managing sustainable marine recreation and tourism

Moscardo, Gianna (2005) Issues in managing sustainable marine recreation and tourism. In: Papers from the 11th Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology (PACON 2004). pp. 241-249. From: 11th Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology (PACON 2004), 31 May - 4 June 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Coastal and marine environments are major tourist attractions in many parts of the Asia Pacific region. Much has been said about the need to ensure that tourism and recreation in these areas are sustainable, but little has been done in terms of systematic and effective long term or strategic planning. Part of the reason for this lack of planning effectiveness has been a lack of comprehensive, reliable and relevant information on tourism and recreation in these areas and their impacts. Machlis (1996) has argued that there are four types of "usable knowledge"; description of the existing situation, insights into the existing situation, predictions about the future and solutions to management problems. Each type builds upon the earlier ones. In other words, it is not possible to have sound predictions without both a complete description and some understanding of the current situation. This paper reviews existing discussions of social science research agendas and then derives a simple model of human use to guide research for the management of ecologically sustainable recreation and tourism in marine areas. The paper will then demonstrate the value of this model by briefly describing a selection of results from a major research program into tourism and recreation in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Item ID: 7822
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-9634343-6-4
Keywords: marine recreation; sustainable tourism
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Conference theme "Recent advances in marine science and technology 2004"

Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2010 22:53
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development @ 100%
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