Marine Tourism, Climate Change, and Resilience in the Caribbean, Volume II: Recreation, Yachts, and Cruise Ships


“The Caribbean is particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. This book tackles a key issue for the Caribbean’s future— how to promote and practice sustainable tourism that provides economic opportunities while conserving the reefs, mangroves, and other marine ecosystems that protect and sustain these fragile islands.” — Lauren Wenzel, Director, National Marine Protected Areas Center, NOAA.
As the nations of the Caribbean respond to the emerging effects of climate change and prepare for those to come, tourism has the potential to either worsen or mitigate these impacts. In this book we look specifically at marine recreation and how its various sectors—ranging from surfing, diving and sport fishing, to yachts and cruise ships—are coping with and preparing for climate change in the Caribbean.
Through essays and case studies by scientists, business leaders, government and NGO staff, and others, we show that tourism could lead the way in reducing human- induced climate impacts, protecting and restoring crucial ecosystems and habitats, and building sustainable futures for the people of the Caribbean and beyond.


About the Author(s)

Kreg Ettenger

Kreg Ettenger, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Maine Studies Program and Maine Folklife Center at the University of Maine. Previously he was founding chair of the Prog…

Martha Honey

Martha Honey, Ph.D. is co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), which is headquartered in Washington, DC. Over the last two decades, she has written and lectured…

Samantha Hogenson

Samantha Hogenson, MA is the Managing Director at the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), providing research and consulting support for a wide-range of sustainable tourism projects. A native of the…

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November 17, 2017





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