Mobile phone network data reveal nationwide economic value of coastal tourism under climate change
ارزش اقتصادی داده های شبکه تلفن همراه در سراسر جهان از گردشگری ساحلی در اثر تغییر آب و هوا-2020
The technology-driven application of big data is expected to assist policymaking towards sustainable development; however, the relevant literature has not addressed human welfare under climate change, which limits the understanding of climate change impacts on human societies. We present the first application of unique mobile phone network data to evaluate the current nation-wide human welfare of coastal tourism at Japanese beaches and project the value change using the four climate change scenarios. The results show that the projected national economic value loss rates are more significant than the projected national physical beach loss rates. Our findings demonstrate regional differences in recreational values: most southern beaches with larger current values would disappear, while the current small values of the northern beaches would remain. These changes imply that the ranks of the beaches, based on economic values, would enable policymakers to discuss management priorities under climate change.
Keywords: Adaptation | Beach recreation | Big data | Climate change | Coastal tourism | Ecosystem services | Travel cost method | Sea level rise
Using a spatial hedonic analysis to evaluate the effect of sea view on hotel prices
استفاده از یک تحلیل فضایی لذتی برای بررسی تاثیر چشم انداز دریایی روی قیمت های هتل-2018
This paper attempts to examine the effect of sea view to room rates alongside other structural and locational attributes. Specifically, it aims to test whether rooms with a sea view are priced higher than others, thus trying to quantify the associated aesthetic values of coastal areas where tourism-related development is a key economic activity. For this purpose, a sample of 557 rooms in Halkidiki, Greece was collected through an online database during the summer tourist season. Subsequently, these data were integrated into a GIS-system in order to apply a spatial hedonic model. A semi-parametric geographically weighted regression model was used to assess the local effects, as well as, to investigate the spatial variability of the selected attributes. The results exhibited a significant spatial variability concerning the effect of sea view to room rates, indicating that local natural and/or tourism resources may have a substantial role in aesthetic values.
keywords: Coastal tourism |Sea view |Accommodation price |Hedonic pricing method |Geographically weighted regression analysis
Management priorities and carrying capacity at a high-use beach from tourists perspectives: A way towards sustainable beach tourism
اولویت های مدیریت و ظرفیت حمل و نقل در یک ساحل با مصرف بالا از دیدگاه گردشگران: راه برای گردشگری ساحلی پایدار-2016
The growth of beach tourism has increased the need for acceptable, practical and sustainable policies. Overcrowding, sand loss, habitat destruction, littering, water pollution, among others problems, are commonly documented arising from booming beach activities. The objective of this paper was to identify management priorities and estimate carrying capacity of a high-use beach from tourists’ perspectives. In this way, managers can make informed decisions, leading to enhanced beach quality. Specific procedures to fulfill this objective were progressively established to identify potential actions that address the concerns facing the beach environment. A body of data was collected by means of questionnaires. Results showed that beach cleanliness, safety, information provision, sediment and habitat management, and overcrowding were considered important by tourists, reflecting the areas of priority for actions. If a policy is set to avoid tourists overcrowding, the carrying capacity limit was estimated to be 680 people at one time and 2040 people on a daily basis. In this scenario, a tourist enjoys on average 22.06 square meters of the beach space. Results from focus group discussion suggest a list of potential actions targeting these management priorities. This helps to build a participative policy approach to sustainable beach development. Finally, taking special care in putting the management priorities into practice was discussed to facilitate beach management.
Keywords: Sustainable beach tourism | Management priorities | Carrying capacity
Coastal and marine tourism: A challenging factor in Marine Spatial Planning
گردشگری ساحلی و دریایی: عامل چالش برانگیز در برنامه ریزی فضایی دریایی-2016
Coastal and marine space is “home” to a constantly growing number of human activities and facilities, the most important of which are those related to coastal and marine tourism. Being one of the largest segments of the maritime economic sectors, as well as the largest component of the tourism industry, coastal and marine tourism often raise controversy regarding the environmental impacts and the compatibilities with other human activities. Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), is considered to be a promising procedure in tackling developmental and management issues related to the oceans and seas, and thus issues related to coastal and marine tourism. Indeed the present paper argues over the significant role of MSP in organizing and planning coastal and marine tourism activities and especially in ensuring: a) good environmental conditions for the tourism industry to prosper, b) quality of seascapes and coastal landscapes and other resources of importance to tourism, c) adaptation to climate change effects, d) spatial regulations so that coastal and marine space is not overwhelmed by tourism facilities and activities and e) wise allocation of human uses in the coastal zone so as to avoid conflicts and create synergies among sectors.
Keywords: Marine tourism | Coastal tourism | Marine Spatial Planning | Tourism planning
Willingness to pay as an economic instrument for coastal tourism management: Cases from Mersin, Turkey
تمایل به پرداخت به عنوان یک ابزار اقتصادی برای مدیریت گردشگری ساحلی: مواردی از مرسین، ترکیه-2013
This paper reports results from a Willingness to Pay study using data from 402 respondents at the Turkish beaches of Kizkalesi, Yemiskumu and Susanoglu near Mersin. Of the respondents 92% expressed a WTP to see the beaches improved through tackling issues of washed up litter and man-made debris, provision of more social activities and to maintain the quality of the beach. The mean values to pay a reasonable charge were V2.33 for Kizkalesi, V2.22 for Yemiskumu and V1.77 for Susanoglu beach per adult beach visit. Fixed price per visit followed by voluntary box and through local taxes were the preferred mode of payment. It is suggested these findings have value for local governments for efficient beach management.
Keywords: WTP | Contingent valuation | Turkey | Beaches | Beach management | Coastal tourism