The human dimensions of wildlife tourism in a developing country: watching spinner dolphins at Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleThe human dimensions of wildlife tourism in a developing country: watching spinner dolphins at Lovina, Bali, Indonesia Author(S)Putu Liza Kusuma Mustika (Author)
Abstract  The number of cetacean watching tourism operations in developing countries has doubled in the past decade. Practices are typically unregulated and not informed by research, especially research into the human dimensions of the tourist experience. Dolphin watching tourism at Lovina, Bali, started in the late 1980s when local fishers formed self-regulating cooperatives. Up to 180 dedicated operators use small fishing vessels to carry passengers to watch dolphins close to shore. Most tourists come from western countries, although the industry also attracts Asian visitors. Most visitors are tertiary-educated ...Paginationp 229-251
SubjectEconomicsDescriptorsTourism
Journal TitleJournal of Sustainable Tourism  
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