Carl Cater

Carl Cater
Swansea University | SWAN · School of Management

BSc MSc PhD

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
December 2021 - present
University of the Highlands and Islands
Position
  • Professor
Education
September 1997 - September 2001
University of Bristol
Field of study
  • Geography

Publications

Publications (88)
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Due to the global prevalence of motorcycle tourism, this study considers the travel motivators among riders from Turkey, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom. This study adds the previously unexplored factor of group membership and its influence on travel motivators. The study used quantitative analysis of a survey that was dissemin...
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Despite well-established links between travel, learning and education in tourism studies, there is scant discussion around the ways in which “trouble” emerges and unfolds in experience-based and field course-learning scenarios. This exploratory research aims to understand this neglected aspect of tourism education, drawing attention to its pedagogi...
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Educational school trips may contribute to student visitors' cultural identity by facilitating exposure to new cultural values. This study sought to analyse how native Papuan student visitors from a secondary school in Indonesia make meaning of their own cultural identity, and further, explore their responses to the cultural issues faced by young P...
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Healthy oceans are of great importance in achieving global sustainability, and are thus identified as one of the core Sustainable Development Goals in ‘Life below Water’ (SDG 14). However, at present, we still face a significant challenge in achieving lay understanding of the influence of the oceans on our lives and the impacts of our behaviour on...
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The popularity of activity-based tourism is often explained by experiential concepts such as flow. By using a mixed-methods approach, this study investigates how the storytelling intentions of scuba diving tourists are influenced by their flow experience. The mediating role of satisfaction and the moderating role of scuba diving experience level ar...
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Scuba diving has opened a way to explore the underwater world. Today, hundreds of different diving area are in use for tourism purposes. Coral reefs and underwater cultural heritage such as shipwrecks, sunken cities, relics and other remains have been popular tourist destinations for the traveller who seeks novelty and variety, for many years. Over...
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Scuba diving is an increasingly popular activity in resort destinations worldwide, providing tourists a more active experience in their holiday. By following the Push and Pull Theory, this study examines the scuba diving motivations of holiday tourists. Whilst of substantial importance for the practice of the activity, host marine destinations and...
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Diving has become a popular tourism activity for professionals and novices. Coral reefs or other types of natural sources are still the most preferred diving sites. However, they are under threat for many reasons, for example, climate change, intensive human activities or commercial use. Many countries have promoted artificial reefs to protect cora...
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Diasporic tourism is acknowledged as a powerful force in travel, but there has been more focus to date on inbound forms. Significant outbound Welsh diasporic tourism takes place to the colony known as Y Wladfa Gymreig in Argentinean Patagonia, founded in 1865. The Welsh Patagonian example is interesting because it is a settlement-based phenomenon,...
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Despite the current increase of studies on school trips and experiential learning, questions remain about what aspects of school trips best contribute to students and how it affects students’ learning experience. This study attempts to explore students’ learning experience participating in 1-day cultural school trips in Papua, eastern Indonesia. Co...
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This paper examines experiences of tourism students engaged in a learning activity based on a visit to a migrant centre on the outskirts of Valetta, the capital of the Mediterranean island of Malta. This exercise aims to problematise students’ understanding of mobility and exchange in the tourism context. Malta has been subject to proportionally si...
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Adventure racing, the combination of adventure sports in a competitive setting, has increased in popularity as part of growing adventurous leisure participation. This study reports results from a survey of 717 adventure racing participants in Australia examining sporting identity, motivations and contributions to physical activity. Participants wer...
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The motorcycle leisure sector has evolved from a rebellious culture of the 1950s to a large mainstream market sector today. Motorcycle touring has grown significantly in recent years, with a shift to larger capacity motorcycles and an increase in the average age of motorcyclists. The demographics of this group has meant that, increasingly, motorcyc...
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This book aims to better understand the production and consumption of visitor experiences in the Arctic region as a rapidly changing tourist destination. This knowledge will contribute to a balanced triple bottom line (TBL) sustainability approach in Arctic tourism. Part 1 (chapters 1-6) investigates the depth and dimensions of tourist experiences...
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This paper applies the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA) to explore the development of ecotourism in a Taiwanese community after a major earthquake. The study employs interviews with different NGO groups and residents, participant-observation and documentary analysis. Through a political economy lens, the study examines the social and politica...
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Ecotourism is widely recognized and promoted as a sustainable form of nature-based tourism, often with cultural components. Such attention has commanded a great deal of academic work, use by development practitioners, and a United Nations designated ‘year of ecotourism’ in 2002. However, it is clear that ecotourism has not always been able to deliv...
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Purpose – The purpose of this article is to study how real world learning was used to engender and enhance sustainability principles and practices with 11 micro-, small- and medium-tourism business enterprises and 101 university tourism students enrolled across three university courses. Design/methodology/approach – Action research processes were...
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The implications for tourism are explored through a consideration of the Lacanian Gaze - a concept well developed in film and performance theory. This reveals an unexplored potential in sightseeing as a means to address de-political and inhibitory conceptions of nature that plague landscape tourism. A Marxist framework provides the conditions upon...
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The aim of this book is to contribute a much deeper understanding of tourism crisis and disaster management with a specific focus on the Asia-Pacific. Chapters contributed by international tourism scholars and practitioners discuss both the theoretical and practical approaches towards successful crisis management. This book examines a number of cri...
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Wang, C and Cater, C (2014) In Ritchie, B.W. & Campiranon, K. (Eds.) Tourism Crisis and Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific. CABI Publishing: Wallingford
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Off-road driving, horse riding, rock climbing and similar activities can be lucrative for tour operators and important for local recreational groups, but contentious for management of national parks and protected areas, both because of safety and liability and because of potentially high environmental impacts. These include spreading weeds and path...
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?New Frontiers in Marine Tourism? is the first book of this kind to address and analyse this burgeoning tourism sector comprehensively. By integrating aspects such as the sustainability, safety, education, experiences and management of diving tourism the text highlights a variety of pressing topics related to the management of diving tourism, inclu...
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Recent years have seen the emergence of the astrotourist following the $20 million trip by Dennis Tito to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2001. Although this is the preserve of the hyper-elite, within the next decade it is likely that there will be more affordable opportunities on sub-orbital reusable vehicles pioneered by the Virgin group...
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This study identifies the client injury experience and safety management practices of Queensland adventure and ecotourism operators, and to compare these findings with those from recent New Zealand surveys. The effectiveness of an on-line survey for collecting safety information from operators is evaluated in relation to the future development of a...
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Marine aquaria continue to be popular tourist attractions, and while not ecotourism per se, they are clearly nature-based, and fulfil parallel tourist needs for interaction with animals. In recent years, some of these facilities have recognised that visitors desire an experience that goes beyond the visual and entertainment encounters that categori...
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This book provides a review of the current theory and practice of experiential tourism and how it is marketed. Many societies today are characterised by widespread individual wealth of an order previously confined to the elite with the consequence that ownership of 'ordinary' physical goods is no longer a distinguishing factor. Instead people are n...
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There has been significant growth in the number of qualified scuba divers over the last 30 years, and although estimates are vague, there may be as many as 14 million qualified divers worldwide. Although centered on what may be thought of as primarily a recreational practice, it is also a very strong force for marine tourism. This is compounded by...
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We compare the Sinophone term shengtai lüyou and the Anglophone term ecotourism through reciprocal translations of relevant literature and grounded iterative comparisons of conceptual components and practices. The Chinese concept of shengtai lüyou is similar to the Western concept of ecotourism but with key differences: a role in promoting human he...
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Quality tourism experiences are frequently referred to in tourism industry literature and discourses, albeit definitions are rarely provided. A study of adventure travel industry providers using an interpretive social sciences approach was conducted in 2007 during peak season at an East Coast Australian tourist destination in order to understand wh...
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This book seeks to underscore the need for scientific approaches to first understanding and then managing tourist interactions with marine wildlife. It draws upon the work of leading natural and social scientists whose work serves the interests of sustainable wildlife-based marine tourism. Thus from within the natural science disciplines of marine...
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Situated in relation to critical feminist concerns about sport and cinema, this article presents a survey of depictions of female athleticism in contemporary film. With particular focus on the potentially “troubling” figure of the female athlete within the hetero-normative context of cinematic representation, it explores the ways in which gendered...
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?New Frontiers in Marine Tourism? is the first book of this kind to address and analyse this burgeoning tourism sector comprehensively. By integrating aspects such as the sustainability, safety, education, experiences and management of diving tourism the text highlights a variety of pressing topics related to the management of diving tourism, inclu...
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The planet's most fascinating and yet tantalisingly under-researched component is now a rapidly growing tourism frontier. The sea attracts millions of tourists annually with its diverse array of exclusive activities, but its sheer size brings with it considerable problems for management. Within the context of other economic activities that may comp...
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The planet's most fascinating and yet tantalisingly under-researched component is now a rapidly growing tourism frontier. The sea attracts millions of tourists annually with its diverse array of exclusive activities, but its sheer size brings with it considerable problems for management. Within the context of other economic activities that may comp...
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This book (i) describes the patterns and processes of marine ecotourism (its context, resources, and the attractions and activities); (ii) examines the primary stakeholders and interests in marine ecotourism (coastal communities, marine ecotourists, marine nature, and the marine ecotourism industry); and (iii) discusses planning and management for...
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This book (i) describes the patterns and processes of marine ecotourism (its context, resources, and the attractions and activities); (ii) examines the primary stakeholders and interests in marine ecotourism (coastal communities, marine ecotourists, marine nature, and the marine ecotourism industry); and (iii) discusses planning and management for...
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This book (i) describes the patterns and processes of marine ecotourism (its context, resources, and the attractions and activities); (ii) examines the primary stakeholders and interests in marine ecotourism (coastal communities, marine ecotourists, marine nature, and the marine ecotourism industry); and (iii) discusses planning and management for...
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This book (i) describes the patterns and processes of marine ecotourism (its context, resources, and the attractions and activities); (ii) examines the primary stakeholders and interests in marine ecotourism (coastal communities, marine ecotourists, marine nature, and the marine ecotourism industry); and (iii) discusses planning and management for...
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This book (i) describes the patterns and processes of marine ecotourism (its context, resources, and the attractions and activities); (ii) examines the primary stakeholders and interests in marine ecotourism (coastal communities, marine ecotourists, marine nature, and the marine ecotourism industry); and (iii) discusses planning and management for...
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This book (i) describes the patterns and processes of marine ecotourism (its context, resources, and the attractions and activities); (ii) examines the primary stakeholders and interests in marine ecotourism (coastal communities, marine ecotourists, marine nature, and the marine ecotourism industry); and (iii) discusses planning and management for...
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This book (i) describes the patterns and processes of marine ecotourism (its context, resources, and the attractions and activities); (ii) examines the primary stakeholders and interests in marine ecotourism (coastal communities, marine ecotourists, marine nature, and the marine ecotourism industry); and (iii) discusses planning and management for...
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This book (i) describes the patterns and processes of marine ecotourism (its context, resources, and the attractions and activities); (ii) examines the primary stakeholders and interests in marine ecotourism (coastal communities, marine ecotourists, marine nature, and the marine ecotourism industry); and (iii) discusses planning and management for...
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This book (i) describes the patterns and processes of marine ecotourism (its context, resources, and the attractions and activities); (ii) examines the primary stakeholders and interests in marine ecotourism (coastal communities, marine ecotourists, marine nature, and the marine ecotourism industry); and (iii) discusses planning and management for...
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This book (i) describes the patterns and processes of marine ecotourism (its context, resources, and the attractions and activities); (ii) examines the primary stakeholders and interests in marine ecotourism (coastal communities, marine ecotourists, marine nature, and the marine ecotourism industry); and (iii) discusses planning and management for...
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This book (i) describes the patterns and processes of marine ecotourism (its context, resources, and the attractions and activities); (ii) examines the primary stakeholders and interests in marine ecotourism (coastal communities, marine ecotourists, marine nature, and the marine ecotourism industry); and (iii) discusses planning and management for...
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Abstract: Purpose – This paper relates the lived experiences of a learning community involved in embedding business ethics and responsible practice in an undergraduate business (tourism) degree course as a means to develop future business professionals with knowledge, values and skills related to practising ethical business principles and achieving...
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Adventure tourism is a rapidly expanding tourism market segment. It is suggested that adventure travel and its related expenditure contribute $220 billion annually to the US economy alone (http://www.adventuretravel.com/seminar_home.htm). However, recent high-profile tragedies in adventure tourism might suggest that participation does not come with...
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Trust building is a vital issue and enabler for e-Business. It has been studied at various stages of e-Business from initial trust establishment, contract negotiation and formation, fulfilment to closure. Current studies mainly focus on building trust through the improvement of the social business environment and online security by adopting latest...
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In recent years tourism in the west has been marked by an experiential 'turn'. Academics have sought to explain this trend through such concepts as reflexivity, narrative, mobility, articulation of risk and an embodied imperative. The industry has met these tourist needs with the provision of a host of mainstream and alternative 'product' that faci...
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A popular tourist attraction is that of marine aquaria, for example Busch Entertainment Corporation, operator of the three US SeaWorld attractions recorded over 20 million visitors and an operating profit of $163 million in 2003. In recent years some of these facilities have recognised that visitors desire an experience that goes beyond the visual...
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This paper presents a preliminary assessment of the marine tourism industry in an attempt to identify the key determinants of visitation levels to the Great Barrier Reef over the last ten years. Visitation to the Marine Park, although gaining strength overall over the past three decades, has in recent years begun to falter. In particular tourism op...
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This paper examines the use of reflective journals in enhancing the learning experiences of field based courses. Journals are a useful tool for students to engage in critical reflection, both on theoretical material covered in lectures and readings, but also on individual experiences. This promotes self-awareness as well as the ability to communica...
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One of the most widespread forms of marine tourism today is that of Scuba Diving. Few other activities enable such a direct interaction with the marine environment. It is perhaps for this reason that the activity has become so popular. The worlds largest diving organization, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) has issued in ex...
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This paper will critically reflect on the authors experiences visiting a number of tourist sites in China at the end of 2007. Collaborations with colleagues at Chinese universities point to a range of challenges in the development of tourism in a region which is arguably the most important source and destination for the foreseeable future. Few coun...

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