Definition: Beach Tourism



Beach tourism associated with the physical beach landscape which is a prominent element of the holiday. Often this shall encompass the traditional seaside and package holidays that are popular  surrounding the beach. 

It is a growing tourism industry which has significantly brought an enormous economic benefits to host communities, and other environmental and social impacts to the coastal environment. It also combines water and land resources usage. Water usage such as  swimming, surfing, sailing and other water sports. Beach tourism utilizes the aesthetic and environmental values of the beach.

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