Managing dive tourism for the sustainable use of coral reefs: validating diver perceptions of attractive site features.

  title={Managing dive tourism for the sustainable use of coral reefs: validating diver perceptions of attractive site features.},
  author={Maria C. Uyarra and Andrew R. Watkinson and Isabelle M. C{\^o}t{\'e}},
  journal={Environmental management},
  volume={43 1},
It has been argued that strategies to manage natural areas important for tourism and recreation should integrate an understanding of tourist preferences for specific natural features. However, the accuracy of tourist recalled perceptions of environmental attributes, which are usually derived from post hoc surveys and used to establish management priorities, is currently unmeasured. We tested the validity of the relationship between tourist-stated preferences and actual condition of coral reefs… CONTINUE READING

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