Volcanic Tourist Destinations

  • Patricia Erfurt-Cooper

Part of the Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism book series (GGAG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia Erfurt-Cooper
      Pages 3-31
  3. European Volcanoes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Deanne K. Bird, Guðrún Gísladóttir
      Pages 35-46
    3. Jasmine Cardozo Moreira, Roberto Rendeiro Martín-Cejas, Guillermo Melendez-Hevia
      Pages 47-55
    4. João Carlos Nunes
      Pages 57-67
    5. Kalliopi Gaki-Papanastassiou, Dimitrios Papanastassiou
      Pages 69-87
    6. Gülpınar Akbulut
      Pages 89-102
    7. Nathalie Cayla
      Pages 131-138
    8. Josep M. Prats, Emili Bassols
      Pages 139-143
    9. Malcolm J. M. Cooper
      Pages 145-149
  4. The Pacific Ring of Fire

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-153
    2. Harry Keys, Karen Williams
      Pages 155-182
    3. Angus M. Robinson, Jiun-Chuan Lin
      Pages 183-191
    4. Chris Newhall, Peter Frenzen, Carolyn Driedger
      Pages 201-208
    5. Patricia Erfurt-Cooper
      Pages 209-215
    6. Richard Field, David Newsome
      Pages 217-229
    7. Malcolm J. M. Cooper
      Pages 231-246
    8. Bruce Prideaux
      Pages 247-250
  5. Volcanic Destinations Worldwide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-252
    2. Patricia Erfurt-Cooper
      Pages 253-281
    3. Alireza Amrikazemi
      Pages 295-306
    4. Rosaly M. C. Lopes, Jani Radebaugh
      Pages 307-314
    5. Jasmine Cardozo Moreira, Gilson Burigo Guimarães
      Pages 315-323
    6. Ross Dowling, Julie Margueritte
      Pages 325-335
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Patricia Erfurt-Cooper
      Pages 357-360
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 361-384

About this book


Volcanic landscapes, both active and dormant, and their related features provide priceless natural resources which are used worldwide as sustainable tourist attractions. This comprehensive book addresses the growing interest in the geological heritage of volcanic landforms and their role in tourism. Individual chapters and case studies present a balanced view about the global volcano tourism sector and include discussions of various volcanic hazards and the potential for disasters and accidents with a main focus on safety for visitors. While some chapters concentrate predominantly on the geoscience aspects of a particular area, others emphasise the overall geodiversity of the natural and cultural heritage and its integration into various tourism sectors such as geotourism and adventure tourism as well as health tourism based on volcanic hot springs. The chapters are contributed by highly qualified internationally based scientists from various disciplines including volcanology, seismology, geology, geomorphology, geography, tourism research and experts specialising in protected site management. To raise the awareness about hazards and the potential exposure to danger in these specific natural settings, aspects of public safety, risk perception and risk management are covered in several contributions. Discussions of a number of historical events related to volcanoes as well as case studies of interesting socio-cultural settings are included to provide something of interest for every reader. Detailed descriptions of the different volcanic destinations also showcase their role in the conservation and sustainability of these unique geosites in many countries. In addition volcanic geotourism offers an unforgettable educational experience.


National and Geoparks Risk Management Safety Guidelines Volcanic Hazards Volcano Tourism

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia Erfurt-Cooper
    • 1
  1. 1.James Cook UniversityCairnsAustralia

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