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Chapter 13 Greek Maritime Tourism: Evolution, Structures and Prospects


  • Diakomihalis, Mihail N.


This chapter examines a particular activity of shipping services that of maritime tourism. Following the formulation and the clarification of contemporary concepts which define maritime tourism, the chapter discusses the evolution and the structure of the market, for each one of the three main activities which comprise maritime tourism in Greece. The analysis focuses on the characteristics of each of the three main activities. These activities are cruising, private maritime tourism - yachting and coastal leisure shipping, with the analysis emphasizing the advantages and disadvantages which distinguish each of these activities and their prospects of evolution. The chapter also assesses the impact of the sector on the main macroeconomic data of the Greek economy.

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  • Diakomihalis, Mihail N., 2007. "Chapter 13 Greek Maritime Tourism: Evolution, Structures and Prospects," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 419-455, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:retrec:v:21:y:2007:i:1:p:419-455

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    1. Miller, Marc L. & Auyong, Jan, 1991. "Coastal zone tourism : A potent force affecting environment and society," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 15(2), pages 75-99, March.
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    1. Dimitrios Tsiotas & Serafeim Polyzos, 2015. "Analyzing the Maritime Transportation System in Greece: a Complex Network Approach," Networks and Spatial Economics, Springer, vol. 15(4), pages 981-1010, December.

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