Volcanic Tourist Destinations
This comprehensive book addresses the pressing need for up-to-date literature on volcanic destinations (active and dormant) and their role in tourism worldwide in chapters and case studies. The book presents a balanced view about the volcano-based tourism sector worldwide and discusses important issues such as the different volcanic hazards, potential for disasters and accidents and safety recommendations for visitors. Individual chapters and case studies are contributed by a number of internationally based co-authors, with expertise in geology, risk management, environmental science and other relevant disciplines associated with volcanoes. Also covered are risk aspects of volcano tourism such as risk perception, risk management and public safety in volcanic environments. Discussions of the demand for volcano tourism, including geotourism and adventure tourism as well as some historical facts related to volcanoes, with case studies of interesting socio-cultural settings are included.
Provides an up-to-date in-depth look at volcanic tourist destinations worldwideAn important companion text to mainstream geological texts on volcanoes and their environmentsA Reference book highlighting volcanic destinations and their geological heritage worldwideA Handbook for tourism information centresIncludes risk avoidance recommendations for volcanic areas