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|Erosion and tourism infrastructure in the coastal zone : problems, consequences and management
Coastal zone management
Integrated coastal zone management
|Phillips, M., & Jones, A. (2006). Erosion and tourism infrastructure in the coastal zone: problems, consequences and management. Tourism Management, 27(3), 517-524.
|The importance of coastal zones to the tourism industry and the need to protect such resources is not only vital to the economy of nations but presents a growing dilemma for many localities and regions. Beaches have become synonymous with tourism and with current predictions of climate change and sea-level rise; they are under significant threat of erosion worldwide. From an assessment of the effects of erosion, including evaluation of impacts on coastal destinations and tourism development, the consequences for global tourism business are projected. An analysis of hard and soft engineering responses showed that coastal protection measures should be linked to physical processes whilst management strategies included a case study proposal for beach nourishment, in response to the erosion of a tourist beach. Integrated Coastal Zone Management is justified as a tool for managing coastal resources and accommodating increasing pressures from tourism whilst strategies are recommended to ameliorate projected impacts. r 2005 Published by Elsevier Ltd
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