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Towards Sustainable Blue Tourism: Trends, Challenges and Policy Pathways

Published on June 8th, 2023 

The new flagship report «Towards Sustainable Blue Tourism: Trends, Challenges and Policy Pathways» published by the Blue Tourism Initiative reviews the current situation of coastal and maritime tourism and identifies the challenges and opportunities faced by stakeholders today toward the development of a more sustainable blue tourism sector.

The report introduces blue tourism, the main factors characterizing this tourism sub-sector, its governance, and the legal and institutional framework. Moreover, blue tourism’s main market segments are examined, followed by a review of tourism impacts, and the current global issues that affect the sector. Drawing from a review of the key challenges and opportunities for a more sustainable blue tourism economy, policy pathways are recommended to reorient the sector towards a more sustainable and resilient future.

                   Here is the link to the full document.

                   Here is the link to the executive summary.

                   Here is the link to the infographic.