‘New Frontiers in Marine Tourism’ is the first book of this kind to address and analyse this burgeoning tourism sector comprehensively. By integrating aspects such as the sustainability, safety, education, experiences and management of diving tourism the text highlights a variety of pressing topics related to the management of diving tourism, including: * different types of diving locations and their particular characteristics and the geographical distribution of dive locations * the growth and economic significance of diving tourism in destinations worldwide * different motivations and typologies of diving tourists, their learning behaviour, knowledge of marine environments, and their interaction with flora and fauna. * diver satisfaction, attitudes and preferences, education and interpretation, and compliance with regulations * environmental impacts, and aspects of risk and health.

Key Features

* First book of its kind to address the rapidly growing area of diving tourism * Contributions from academic experts in the field, it addresses hot issues such as environmental impacts, health and safety, eduaction, and economic factors and impacts. * Brilliantly edited, it represents a coherent and cohesive collection of critically important issues in this area.


Final year undergraduate and postgraduate (PhD & Masters) students; optional courses such as adventure tourism, sports tourism and marine tourism, impacts of tourism, ecotourism, special interest tourism or tourism management (as a core text or recommended reading); professionals in the tourism industry


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About the editors

Brian Garrod

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK

Stefan Gossling

Stefan Gössling has professorships in Sweden at both Linnaeus University and Lund University, and is Research Coordinator of the Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism at the Western Norway Research Institute. He has worked in sustainability and transport for more than two decades, is the author or editor of 11 Transportation books (almost exclusively with Routledge), and has published more than 100 papers in leading Transportation journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associated Professor at the Department of Service Management, Lund University