38. Coastal and Marine Tourism

  1. Alan A. Lew,
  2. C. Michael Hall and
  3. Allan M. Williams
  1. Mark B. Orams and
  2. Michael Lück

Published Online: 4 APR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118474648.ch38

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism

How to Cite

Orams, M. B. and Lück, M. (2014) Coastal and Marine Tourism, in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism (eds A. A. Lew, C. M. Hall and A. M. Williams), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118474648.ch38

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 APR 2014
  2. Published Print: 12 MAY 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118474488

Online ISBN: 9781118474648



  • sea;
  • ocean;
  • marine;
  • coast;
  • tourism;
  • recreation;
  • trends


Coastal and marine tourism is a growing and increasingly important component of the wider tourism industry. Its influences are global and there are now no destinations, ecosystems, or human communities inaccessible for recreation and tourism. Thus, exploring tourism that focuses on coastal and marine settings is an important area for academic focus. This chapter discusses the essence of coastal and marine tourism, and explores the development of it as a field of academic investigation. It introduces research approaches and discusses emerging research findings and future trends. Finally, priorities for future research are provided.