Water-Based Tourism, Sport, Leisure, and Recreation Experiences

1st Edition

Authors: Gayle Jennings
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750661812
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 11th December 2006
Page Count: 320


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Written by a team of international contributors, from Australia, Europe and the USA, the text uses international case studies and examples to illustrate and highlight discussion.

Contributors include: Paul Beedie, De Montfort University, UK; Kay Dimmock, Southern Cross University, Australia; Gary Easthope, University of Tasmania, Australia; Simon Hudson, University of Calgary, Canada; Gayle Jennings, Griffith University, Australia; Lilian Jonas, Jonas Consulting, USA; Les Killion, Central Queensland University, Australia; Gianna Moscardo, James Cook University, Australia; Harold Richins, Sierra Nevada College, USA; Chris Ryan, The University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Key Features

  • A unique insight into these growing areas of the tourism industry looking at their interaction, market profiles, advantages and their effects on the environment.
  • International contributor team provides a wealth of perspectives and case studies
  • Considers future directions and impacts (positive and negative)


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).

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Waterbased Tourism, Sport, Leisure and Recreation Section One: Water-based tourism, sport, leisure and recreation: sailing and boating Chapter Two: Sailing/Cruising: tourism, sport, leisure, recreation and lifestyle Chapter Three: Motor Boating: tourism, sport, leisure, and recreation Section Two Water-based Tourism, sport, Leisure and recreation Experiences: sport or extreme sport Chapter Four: Motorized water sports Chapter Five: Surfing and windsurfing - development and change Chapter Six: Sport fishing and big game-fishing Chapter Seven: Scuba diving, snorkelling and free diving Chapter Eight: Whitewater rafting Chapter Nine: Kayaking Chapter Ten: One-day boating adventures Chapter Eleven: Sail training adventures Section Four – Sustainability of tourism, sport, leisure and recreation in water-based environments Chapter Twelve: Sustainability and future directions of waterbased tourism, sport, leisure and recreation experiences.


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About the Author

Gayle Jennings

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Tourism, Leisure, Hotel and Sport Management Griffith Business School Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Queensland, Australia


WATER-BASED TOURISM, LEISURE, SPORT, AND RECREATION EXPERIENCES is a comprehensive and timely addition to the field of marine affairs. The contributing researchers--with backgrounds in such areas as tourism management, hotel an resort management, sport management, business, geography, and sociology--address important issues of personal motivation and satisfaction, social and economic value, leisure technology and history, and sustainability. Analyses in each chapter are supplemented with many provocative case studies and excellent bibliographic references. This volume will be put to immediate use by professionals, academics, and students who seek to resolve pressing problems and opportunities of coastal tourism management, coastal zone management, fishery management, and marine protected area management in the context of sustainable development. -- Marc L. Miller, Professor, School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington, Research Notes and Commentary Editor, Tourism in Marine Environments, Coordinating Editor, Annals of Tourism Research WATER-BASED TOURISM, LEISURE, SPORT, AND RECREATION EXPERIENCES is a welcome addition to the literature, because it builds a bridge in the areas of tourism, recreation and leisure, as well as the areas of freshwater and marine tourism. It perfectly complements the existing body of literature on marine and coastal tourism, sports tourism, and recreation and leisure activities, and is an indispensable reference for individuals seeking information in these areas. It is a valuable source for many courses at various levels, as well as for practitioners in the field, because it encourages the critical analysis and discussion of an area lesser known in tourism and recreation studies. -- Michael Lück, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Hospitality & Tourism, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand; Editor-in-chief, Tourism in Marine Environment