Maritime Leisure Degree Development in the Northwest of England

Bonsall, Stephen. (2006). Maritime Leisure Degree Development in the Northwest of England. Tourism in Marine Environments. 3(1): 35-41. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3727/154427306779380329

Abstract: The northwest region of England (UK) is home to 6.7 million people, 4 million of whom are found in the Liverpool/Manchester corridor. The area has one of the highest levels of disposable income in the UK but only employs 3% of the 28,000 UK maritime leisure staff. A long coastline and much maritime history indicate that maritime leisure and tourism is ripe for development in the area. Higher education teaching of maritime, leisure, and tourism programs is available; however, there is not a specific Maritime Leisure degree. This article traces the development of such a degree program considering the many issues involved.

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