Special Column:Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of IGSNRR, CAS

Trends of overseas studies of ocean and coastal tourism

  • Department of Urban and Resources Sciences,Nanjing University,Nanjing10093,China

Received date: 2002-05-24

  Revised date: 2002-07-15

  Online published: 2002-12-25


Ocean and coastal tourism is one of the fastest growing areas within the world's largest industry.The development of beach resort and the increasing popularity of ocean and coastal tourism has exerted increasingly great pressure on the coastal areas,and has resulted in and will continues to have negative impacts on the ocean and costal environment.Foreign studies of o-cean and coastal tourism published from the early1990s on are reviewed,with specifical focuses on the spects of society,economy ,environment,evaluation of tourism resources,planning and man agement and sustainable tourism.Meanwhile,the development of small island tourism has been giv en more con cern.The paper aims at promoting theoretical research and product deve-lopment of ocean and coastal tourism in China.

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LIANG Xiu-cun, DING Deng-shan . Trends of overseas studies of ocean and coastal tourism[J]. JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 2002 , 17(6) : 783 -791 . DOI: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2002.06.020