[Coral-List] Request for information on cruise line industry in coral reef areas
rich at seatoneconsultants.com
Wed Sep 29 19:57:43 EDT 2010
I am conducting research on so called ‘small scale’ or ‘niche’
cruiseline tourism in the Caribbean region, particularly as it affect
coral reefs and coral reef destinations.. Specifically, I am looking
to identify case studies, factual information, and anecdotal evidence
on the following:
-Caribbean or other developing world countries and territories that
have experienced cruise tourism with smaller ships that are sometimes
described and marketed as producing “low volume, high yield”
visitation to a destination.
-Social and environmental impacts to a destination, whether they be
positive, negative or somewhere in between
-How destinations pre-planned (or did not pre-plan) for such
development, and what lessons have been learned in the effective or
ineffective management of this type of tourism development
-Demand for such tourism (i.e. the numbers of such visiting ships and
passengers): has it met or exceeded expectations? Has it not met
expectations? What is the outlook for the future?
-Any other information that could assist in the evaluation of this
type of tourism development for a region.
I have heard that such development has occurred in places like St.
Maarten and Barbados, but do not yet have information from those
areas. I’m also not limiting my research interest to these regions, or
even necessarily to the wider Caribbean.
Please email me directly – versus reposting on this listerver - if you
have information or you could link me to people that have such
information as listed above, particularly if they are government
officials that have made decisions in their own region. I’m also
interested to hear from protected area managers, civil society,
tourism operators and local or international non-profit organizations.
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