Marine and coastal zones have long been exploited for tourism revenue, and the health of many coastal and marine environments has declined. The near-global shutdown of tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic has offered a unique opportunity to rebuild the tourism industry using a new model. Researchers from UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management joined a team of international researchers to present a framework for such change at the 2022 United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference in Lisbon.

Original Article

Northrop, E., et al, (2022) Opportunities for Transforming Coastal and Marine Tourism: Towards Sustainability, Regeneration and Resilience, High Level Panel for A Sustainable Ocean Economy. Report, commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel). https://oceanpanel.org/wpcontent/uploads/2022/06/22_REP_HLPTourism_revised-names.pdf.