|Title:||Data availability and accessibility for sustainable tourism: An assessment involving different European coastal tourism destinations||Authors:||O'Mahony, C.
Fernández-Palacios Vallejo, Maria Yaiza
|UNESCO Clasification:||531290 Economía sectorial: turismo
241005 Ecología humana
|Issue Date:||2009||Publisher:||0749-0208||Journal:||Journal of Coastal Research||Conference:||10th International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2009)||Abstract:||Implementation of sustainable tourism practices is influenced by the availability and accessibility of relevant data; both as a means of progress evaluation and providing information to key stakeholders, e.g. regulators, service providers and visitors. A number of European coastal sites, of differing tourism profiles, were examined in the context of their capacity to assess sustainable tourism practices. An indicator-based approach, using environmental, socio-cultural and economic criteria, formed the basis for the assessment undertaken as part of the QualityCoast programme. The QualityCoast programme was developed as an EU INTERREG IIIC project - Coastal Practice Network (CoPraNet) to assist municipalities in improving sustainability performance. Results indicate that a number of commonalities and disparities exist between the sites assessed, notably in terms of data format, access and availability. Measures for consideration are proposed as a means of overcoming the operational challenges facing coastal managers and practitioners involved with promoting sustainable tourism.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10553/49774||ISSN:||0749-0208||Source:||Journal of Coastal Research [ISSN 0749-0208], v. 56, p. 1135-1139|
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