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SpringerBriefs in Geography

Tourism in Antarctica

A Multidisciplinary View of New Activities Carried Out on the White Continent

Authors: Schillat, M., Jensen, M., Vereda, M., Sánchez, R.A., Roura, R.

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  • Offers new perspectives for discussing tourism and environmental protection in Antarctica
  • Covers the challenges of adventure tourism
  • Includes aspects of risk management and environmental considerations, as well as cultural perspectives
  • Discusses the expansion of new activities carried out in Antarctica
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This book discusses the expansion of new activities carried out in Antarctica and the focus among treaty parties on the perceived challenges posed by adventure tourism in the region. Shedding light on the latest trends and the modus operandi of all parties involved, it draws attention to new elements in the debate on how tourism and environmental protection can best be reconciled, with tourism in Antarctica rapidly increasing in recent decades. As far as technical practice and visitor guidance are concerned, the challenge facing tour operators lies in determining whether tourism has a negative or positive impact on the environment.

The individual chapters address the development of polar tourism in terms of numbers, types and activities. The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, which advocates and promotes the practice of safe and environmentally responsible travel to the Antarctic, is also part of this study. In this context, special attention is paid to its strategies relating to adventure tourism – including both deep-field activities and those additional or new activities launched from traditional ship or yacht-based platforms. The analysis includes aspects of risk management and environmental considerations, as well as views on the cultural perspectives of Antarctica.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Antarctica in the Mind of Visitors: Representations of a Remote Destination

    Pages 1-19

    Vereda, Marisol

  • Images of Antarctica as Transmitted by Literature

    Pages 21-39

    Schillat, Monika

  • Supervision of Antarctic Shipborne Tourism: A Pending Issue?

    Pages 41-63

    Sánchez, Rodolfo A. (et al.)

  • Adventure Tourism Poses New Challenges for the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO)

    Pages 65-74

    Schillat, Monika

  • The Origins and Development of Antarctic Tourism Through Ushuaia as a Gateway Port

    Pages 75-99

    Jensen, Marie (et al.)

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39914-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39912-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tourism in Antarctica
Book Subtitle
A Multidisciplinary View of New Activities Carried Out on the White Continent
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39914-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39914-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-39912-6
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 105
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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