Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHugues Dit Ciles, Emily Kate
dc.contributor.otherFaculty of Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-06T15:20:20Z
dc.date.available2012-08-06T15:20:20Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifierNot availableen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/1121
dc.description.abstract

Surfing is an increasing component of the adventure tourism sector. Growth in surfing as a lifestyle, sporting activity and industry has generated a surge of exploration and intrusion by surfing tourism into remote and vulnerable destinations worldwide in the "search" for uncrowded waves at uncharted locations. Consequendy, there have been concerns at the impacts of surfing tourism on coastal, island and marine areas, often characterised by fragile environments and host communities, compounded the lack of management in isolated regions, and of the surfing tourism industry. The aim of this study was to examine surfing tourism in remote and sensitive destinations and evaluate its consequences and sustainability in relation to socio-cultural, economic and environmental parameters, and thereby, derive planning and management requirements for remote surfing destinations and the surfing tourism industry. A hybrid, multidisciplinary approach was employed based on twelve exploratory interviews, and empirical case study of three distinct remote surfing destinations: (a) Gnaraloo (Australia) - representative of unmanaged surfing tourism in a relatively pristine area; (b) Lagundi (Indonesia) which experienced rapid uncontrolled development resulting in significant environmental, socio-cultural and economic impacts; and (c) Tavarua Island (Fiji) - generally regarded as a leading example of sustainable surfing tourism. Difficulties in managing surfing tourism in remote areas include the mobility of surf tourists and the isolated and vast distribution of destinations. Impacts can be reduced with appropriate management but an educational approach and a level of self-management by surf tourists and surf tour operators is required. With planning and management, community involvement in decision-making and the use of recreational cairying capacity as a management control for tourist numbers, surfing tourism can provide economic and soaal opportumties -without compromising sustainabihty objectives.

en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Plymouthen_US
dc.titleTHE SUSTAINABILITY OF SURFING TOURISM AT REMOTE DESTINATIONSen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.24382/3488


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


All items in PEARL are protected by copyright law.
Author manuscripts deposited to comply with open access mandates are made available in accordance with publisher policies. Please cite only the published version using the details provided on the item record or document. In the absence of an open licence (e.g. Creative Commons), permissions for further reuse of content should be sought from the publisher or author.
Theme by 
Atmire NV