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    ... From: ghazali musa Date: Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 8:36 PM Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Edition of Tourism in Marine Environment CALL
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      Date: Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 8:36 PM
      Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Edition of Tourism in Marine Environment


      CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Edition of Tourism in Marine Environment

      SCUBA DIVING: Exploring Issues of Its System


      Guest Editors

      Assoc. Prof Dr. Ghazali Musa (MD, PhD)
      Faculty of Business and Accountancy

      University of Malaya

      Kuala Lumpur

      Malaysia

      Ghaz8zz@...

       

      Dr. Kay Dimmock (PhD)

      Lecturer

      School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

      Southern Cross University

      Lismore

      Australia

       kay.dimmock@...

       

       

      SCUBA diving is a popular marine tourism activity. It is considered as a form of nature-based adventure because of its association with challenge and danger, and being undertaken in natural environments. In five or six decades SCUBA’s popularity has been assisted by technical advances in diving equipment and the rising interest in nature, conservation and environmental matters.  Research undertaken in the area of SCUBA diving has centred on issues related to divers and their impact on the fragile marine ecology. While divers and those involved with the industry play a crucial role in maintaining the sustainability of any destination’s SCUBA diving industry, an opportunity presents to contribute to a broader understanding of the SCUBA diving industry.  

       

      A special edition of TIME is being dedicated to SCUBA diving. Contributions are invited to explore SCUBA diving tourism through Leiper’s (2004) approach by viewing tourism as part of a whole tourism system. SCUBA diving tourism could be examined by studying any of the following elements: divers, divers’ generating regions, divers’ transit regions, divers’ destination regions or travel and the dive tourism industry. Following Leiper’s (2004) model, the SCUBA diving tourism system is also influenced by external factors including people, environment, economy, technology, politics and law.

       

      Members of the academic community and industry are invited to submit abstracts up to 250 words for consideration. Welcome are research papers (qualitative and quantitative), conceptual papers and commentaries. Potential contributions could address but are not limited to:

       

      SCUBA diving markets

      Historical reflections on SCUBA as a recreation and tourism phenomenon
      SCUBA diving hotspots or dive trails
      SCUBA diving environmental codes of conduct

      SCUBA diving and environmental issues

      Socio-cultural impacts of SCUBA diving

      Dive tourism in small and regional economies
      SCUBA diving experiences

      SCUBA diving satisfaction

      SCUBA diving and sustainability

      SCUBA diving: safety and health issues

      The roles of SCUBA diving operators

      SCUBA diving and technology

      The law and politic of SCUBA diving industry

      Issues related to SCUBA diving certifications

      SCUBA diving and international standards
      Other related issues to SCUBA diving activity: e.g. snuba diving, snorkelling etc.

      Timeline:

       

      September 15, 2010:  Special Issue Announcement

      October 15, 2010:   250 word Abstracts outlining authors proposed submission

      November 15, 2010:  Author proposal acceptance advice

      January 15, 2011:  Submission Deadline

       

      All papers submitted for the special edition of Tourism in Marine Environment will be subject to double blind peer review before publication and should conform to all criteria, submitting and formatting requirements as described at:


      http://www.cognizantcommunication.com/filecabinet/Tme/tmeins.html


      All manuscripts should be sent to Assoc. Prof Dr. Ghazali Musa (
      Ghaz8zz@...) by 15th January 2011. Information about acceptance will be acknowledged by 15th March 2011. The publication of the special issue is planned for July 2011, 7(4).

      Tourism in Marine Environments is an interdisciplinary journal dealing with a variety of management issues in marine settings. It is a scientific journal that draws upon the expertise of academics and practitioners from various disciplines related to the marine environment, including tourism, marine science, geography, social sciences, psychology, environmental studies, economics, marketing, and many more.

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      Assoc. Prof Dr Ghazali Musa (MD, PhD)

      Deputy Dean

      Faculty of Business and Accountancy

      University of Malaya

      Kuala Lumpur

      Malaysia

       

      Ghaz8zz@...

      Phone: +60379673974

      Fax: +60379673800

       


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