Cruises are the primary form of tourism in the Polar Regions and cruise ship tourism in both the Arctic and Antarctic is expanding rapidly. Yet little is known about the practices, implications and challenges of tourism in remote polar seas. This book discusses critically the issues surrounding environmental and social sustainability of the cruise industry in Polar Regions.
'The book is an outstanding addition to the polar tourism literature. Posing some hard questions in relation to environmental and social sustainability, it provides clear answers and charts the way forward for developing tourism in these regions. This is essential reading for any serious researcher, academic or practitioner.' Ross K. Dowling, Foundation Professor of Tourism, Edith Cowan University, Australia 'This is a very useful book for students and scholars of polar tourism, and will supplement and bring up to date what they might already have in their libraries.' The Polar Times, American Polar Society
Preface Section 1: Introduction: Practices, Issues, Challenges Ch. 1: Introduction Section 2: Market Dimensions Ch. 2: Polar Yacht Cruising Ch. 3: Cruising to the North Pole Aboard a Nuclear Icebreaker Ch. 4: Selling the Adventure of a Lifetime: An Ethnographic Report on Cruising in the Antarctic Section 3: Human Dimensions Ch. 5: Cruises and Bruises: Safety, Security, and Social Issues on Polar Cruises Ch. 6: Exploring the Ethical Standards of Alaska Cruise Ship Passengers and the Role they Inadvertently Play in the Unsustainable Practices of the Cruise Ship Industry Ch. 7: Students on Ice: Educational Items Section 4: Environmental Dimensions Ch. 8: Environmental Impacts of Polar Cruises Ch. 9: Monitoring Patterns of Cruise Tourism Across Arctic Canada Ch. 10: Climate Change and its Implications for Cruise Tourism in the Polar Regions Section 5: Policy and Governance Dimensions Ch. 11: Stakeholder Perspectives on the Governance of Antarctic Cruise Tourism Ch. 12: Port Readiness Planning in the Arctic: Building Community Support and International Networks Ch. 13: Beyond the Cruise: Navigating Sustainable Policy and Practice in Alaska's Iside Passage Section 6: Conclusions Ch. 14: Conclusions, Future Outlook
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Michael Li? ck is an Associate Professor and Head of Department (Tourism & Events) in the School of Hospitality and Tourism, and Associate Director for the coastal and marine tourism research program area at the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, both at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. Patrick T. Maher is an Associate Professor in the Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Program at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. Emma J. Stewart is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Parks at Lincoln University, NZ and is a Research Associate at the Arctic Institute of North America (AINA).