Subject: Re: Whale Watching Guidelines

Plett tourism (plett.toourism.co.za@pixie.co.za)
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 17:16:56 +0000

Which brings me onto another point. Is the popularity of whale watching still 
rapidly increasing with you or has it reached a plateau determined by either 
public interest, or boat space/licence availability? Also do most of the people 
going out on whale watch trips actively search out these destinations or are
there already and see this as `a thing to do?'

I guess that I sound a little anti-bbww. This is not really the case. I'm just 
trying to explore the combination of human nature, the benefits of bbww and 
dolphin swimming as a form of tourism to local economies compared to just a 
couple of entrepreneurs and ensuring a correct path in the future of a 10 million 
year old species that's had a bit of a hard ride over the last century.

Oh dear, trying to 'get it right' always sounds like naive optimism 
doesn't it. 

Many, many thanks again for your time.

Yours sincerely,

James Black