This book is a pioneering investigation of the tourism practices in the world's other, cold water, islands. Located in extreme latitudes and subject to extreme weather conditions, these islands have been developing their tourism appeal in manners that appear sustainable. They present themselves in images that speak to the pristine, unique and superlative aspects of their natural environment, history and culture. Limited seasonality, difficulty of access, restricted infrastructure, harsh climates and water too cold to swim in, are integral features of the tourism industry, often welcomed as appropriate filters to the slide to the mass market.

The collection contains 13 island case studies. A set of seven hail from Northern latitudes: Baffin (Nunavut, Canada), Banks (Northwest Territories, Canada), Greenland/ Kaalaalit Nunaat, Iceland, Luleå (Sweden), Nunivak (Alaska), Solovetsky (Russia) and Svalbard (Norway). A second set of four cover the Southerly islands of Chatham (New Zealand), Falklands, Macquarie (Australia) and Stewart (New Zealand). Two other chapters discuss islands from the particular vantage points of cruise ship tourism, one for the Arctic region and one for the Antarctic. Additionally, five conceptual chapters provide insights into key tourism management issues, as they apply to cold water island experiences:(a) human resources; (b) environment; (c) promotion; (d) seasonality; and (e) access.

chapter |10 pages

Editorial Introduction

ByGodfrey Baldacchino

section Section I|47 pages

Conceptual Themes

chapter Chapter 1|15 pages

Promotional Issues

ByGraham M.S. Dann

chapter Chapter 2|10 pages

Sustainability Issues

ByJerome L. McElroy, Bruce Potter

chapter Chapter 3|9 pages

Human Resource Issues

ByTom Baum

chapter Chapter 4|9 pages

Seasonality Issues

ByLee Jolliffe, Regena Farnsworth

section Section II|183 pages

Island Case Studies

chapter Chapter 5|11 pages

Nunivak Island, Alaska

ByTed Berry

chapter Chapter 6|12 pages

Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada

BySarah Marsh, Suzanne de la Barre

chapter Chapter 7|11 pages

Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

BySimon Milne

chapter Chapter 8|12 pages

Greenland/Kalaallit Nunaat

ByBerit C. Kaae

chapter Chapter 9|13 pages


ByStefan Gössling

chapter Chapter 10|14 pages

Svalbard, Norway

ByArvid Viken

chapter Chapter 11|13 pages

The Luleå Archipelago, Sweden

ByPer-Åke Nilsson, Rosemarie Ankre

chapter Chapter 12|8 pages

The Solovetsky Archipelago, Russia

ByJulia Nevmerzhitskaya

chapter Chapter 13|10 pages

Arctic Cruise Ship Island Tourism

ByCallum Thomson, Jane Sproull Thomson

chapter Chapter 14|11 pages

The Falkland Islands

ByStephen A. Royle

chapter Chapter 15|11 pages

Macquarie Island, Australia

ByLorne K. Kriwoken, Claire Ellis, Nick Holmes

chapter Chapter 16|12 pages

Chatham Islands, New Zealand

ByPeter Wiltshier, Andrew Cardow

chapter Chapter 17|14 pages

Stewart Island, New Zealand

ByC. Michael Hall

chapter Chapter 18|9 pages

Antarctica and the South Shetlands

ByThomas G. Bauer

section Section III|13 pages


chapter Chapter 19|11 pages

Epilogue: Contrasting Coldwater and Warmwater Island Tourist Destinations

ByRichard Butler