Strategies for Achieving Sustainable Tourism in Coastal Regions

  • German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation


“Sustainable” Tourism. The notion of an environmentally and socially compatible tourism, which is today widely referred to as “sustainable” tourism, implies also the improvement of the economic livelihood of people and at the same time the long-term securing of the natural foundations of life. The concept of sustainability means that a “development geared to long-term compatibility” should be strived for, a “lasting development without overexploiting natural resources and without destroying the basis for existence” (quoted from TÖPFER 1993 in: KERN 1995). According to SCHARPF (1994, unpublished) “sustainable tourism” aims at achieving a development which enables a constant or growing tourist demand to be met at a site with a lower environmental burden or constantly high environmental quality.


Geographic Information System Touristic Development Coastal Protection Landscape Planning Sustainable Tourism 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
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  1. 1.BonnGermany

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