Product Diversification of Marine and Coastal-Based Sport Tourism in the Waterfront

Lagarense, Bet El Silisna (2009) Product Diversification of Marine and Coastal-Based Sport Tourism in the Waterfront. In: Building Health, Exellence, Wellbeing and Friendly People through Physical Education and Sport. Semarang State University, Semarang, Indonesia, pp. 26-32. ISBN 978-979-19764-0-4

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Tourism plays a role in the use of waterfront areas with new uses such as marine sport tourism. Marine sport tourism is one of the fastest emerging sectors that continue to develop (Oram 1999). It refers to marine and coastal-based sports presented as tourist attractions around the waterfront. It can be defined as the attractions providing tourists with marine and coastal-based activities as their principal focus. Such attractions can occur in a diversity of settings. The nature and significance of both marine sports and waterfronts are integrated for commercial activities. There are many marine-based sports that have become universally popular as tourist attraction on waterfronts. They are dependent on certain types of coastal environment or condition including surfing, widsurfing, fishing, scuba-diving, snorkeling, water-skiing and sailing and parasailing. Each of these activities has millions of regular participants. Tourism communities realize the value of marine sports attached to waterfront and marine sport events continue to grow in size and number. A number of benefits can be realized by communities of all sizes that have developed a strategic marine sports tourism plan such as 1) economic development for the city with increased benefits to host community and to the city in general; 2) marine sports system development by hosting events that are strategically planned leading to increased capacity within the city's marine sports system; 3) social and community development with trained volunteers increases community pride and the opportunity to enrich facility infrastructure. The community needs to be well equipped with a high standard of knowledge, skills and attitude to be employed in marine sports tourism sectors.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: product diversification, marine and coastal-based sport tourism, waterfront
Subjects: E Hospitality and Tourism > ED Karya Ilmiah
G Underwater and Ecotourism > GD Karya Ilmiah
Divisions: Niaga > Jurusan Pariwisata
Depositing User: Samuel Johannes
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2016 16:45
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2016 16:45

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