By Bernard Stonehouse
This publication attracts consciousness to the issues and concerns surrounding fast-growing tourism within the hugely delicate desolate tract parts of polar areas. The authors, either largely skilled within the practicalities of marine, land and historical past dependent polar tourism, talk about normally polar concerns, yet their conclusions and administration thoughts observe both to all environmentally delicate components in the course of the international.
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Early Arctic tourists were 19th-century wealthy yachtsmen and hunters, soon to be followed by back-packing travellers attracted by the easily accessible wide open spaces and wildlife. Mass tourism to the Arctic began later in the 19th century with the advent of railroads and shipping services, expanding further during the early 20th century with the advent of cruise touring, and further again after World War II with the development of mass air transport. Currently, Arctic tourism is dominated by scenic cruising, but with substantial sectors of airborne travel, sport fishing and hunting, and nature, adventure and cultural and historic tourism.
Its growth is fueled by specialised publications, organisations, and personal networks vigorously supplying the adventurers with new challenges, tales of recent achievements and the availability of new technologies. Culture and heritage tourism Culture and heritage tourism caters for visitors who want to experience local history, art and cultural traditions. This topic is dealt with more fully in Chapter 7. 7 Tourism is strengthening native culture by revitalising native art. Photo: JMS. According to a 2003 study by the Travel Industry Association and Smithsonian Magazine, 118 million persons worldwide sought history and culture tourism experiences, an increase of 13% from 1996 (Olson, 2003).
Polar Tourism: An Environmental Perspective (Aspects of Tourism) by Bernard Stonehouse