World Seas Underfoot of Tourist

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Author(s): Mahnaz Alebooyeh

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The term ‘Nautical Tourism’ is rapidly increasing in popularity, particularly in Europe and Central America much like what happened to the growth of the term ‘Eco-Tourism’ over the past 20 years. However, at present Nautical Tourism is relatively unknown in Australia.

Nautical Tourism can include such activities as recreational boating, marinas, cruises, water sports, water based tourism such as marine wildlife tourism (marine parks), maritime history and education and associated land based components such as hotels/resorts, cafes/restaurants.

This form of sustainable tourism can create many new opportunities as well as bringing about a refocusing of existing mature tourism operations. It is also a way to revitalise coastal areas whose attractions have become outdated or stagnant. 

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