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Swimming in the Tropics: Navigating the Dangers of Marine Life

Glover, Petra and Prideaux, Bruce R. (2015). Swimming in the Tropics: Navigating the Dangers of Marine Life. Advances in Hospitality and Leisure,11:41-65.

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Title Swimming in the Tropics: Navigating the Dangers of Marine Life
Author Glover, Petra
Prideaux, Bruce R.
Journal Name Advances in Hospitality and Leisure
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 11
ISSN 1745-3542   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84947223927
Start Page 41
End Page 65
Total Pages 25
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Swimming is a popular holiday activity in tropical tourism destinations but is not risk free. Aside from the obvious risks of drowning, tropical waters harbour a number of marine animals that have the potential to injure or even kill unwary swimmers. Sharks, marine jellyfish and crocodiles may pose threats. From a destination perspective, strategies need to be implemented that firstly reduce the risk of injury and secondly care for swimmers who are injured. This paper first reports on the results of a survey of swimmers that examines a range of swimming-related behaviours then proposes an action pathway model that may be implemented by destinations to reduce risk for swimmers.
Keywords Swimming
Tropics
Safety
Stingers
Crocodiles
Action pathway model
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1745-354220150000011004   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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