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Erosion and tourism infrastructure in the coastal zone: problems, consequences and management
Phillips, M.R.; Jones, A.L. (2006). Erosion and tourism infrastructure in the coastal zone: problems, consequences and management. Tour. Manage. 27(3): 517-524. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2005.10.019
In: Tourism Management. Butterworth Scientific Ltd: Guildford, Surrey. ISSN 0261-5177, more
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Keywords
    Beach nourishment; Beach nourishment; Coastal zone; Ecotourism; Erosion; Erosion; Erosion; Erosion; Protection (coastal); Tourism; Tourism; Tourism; Tourism; Marine

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  • Phillips, M.R.
  • Jones, A.L.

Abstract
    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.

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