Conservation versus consumer satisfaction: an analysis of cetacean based tourism websites

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Abstract

Cetacean based tourism activities (including whales, dolphins, and porpoises) have risen in popularity globally, with estimates that such activities attract approximately 13 million people throughout 119 countries, generating US$1.2billion each year (O’Connor, Campbell, Cortez, & Knowles, 2009). The low - cost entry to the market makes it an attractive segment for small operators . However , ease of access has led to the increase in such activities, especially in developing countries. Increases in these activities can have a detrimental effect on the very environment necessary for such business practices to exist. While whale watching codes are in place to assist with regulating the industry, it has been shown that wide variation exists around the world.

Conference

ConferenceTackling Tourism: Local Responses Symposium
CountryIceland
CityReykjavik
Period29/09/1730/09/17
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Tourism
Web sites
Consumer satisfaction
Conservation
Dolphin
Operator
Developing countries
Business practices
Industry
Entry costs

Keywords

  • cetacean based tourism
  • wildlife tourism
  • eco-tourism

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Murdy, S., Gibbs, J., & Tomazos, K. (2017). Conservation versus consumer satisfaction: an analysis of cetacean based tourism websites. Abstract from Tackling Tourism: Local Responses Symposium, Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Murdy, S, Gibbs, J & Tomazos, K 2017, 'Conservation versus consumer satisfaction: an analysis of cetacean based tourism websites' Tackling Tourism: Local Responses Symposium, Reykjavik, Iceland, 29/09/17 - 30/09/17, .

Conservation versus consumer satisfaction : an analysis of cetacean based tourism websites. / Murdy, Samantha; Gibbs, Juliette; Tomazos, Konstantinos.

2017. Abstract from Tackling Tourism: Local Responses Symposium, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Murdy S, Gibbs J, Tomazos K. Conservation versus consumer satisfaction: an analysis of cetacean based tourism websites. 2017. Abstract from Tackling Tourism: Local Responses Symposium, Reykjavik, Iceland.