Republic Of Namibia — Transformation: The role of sustainable ocean tourism in a sustainable ocean economy

Namibia boasts a rich and unique diversity of marine and coastal species and ecosystems. The living and non-living natural resources in the ocean and the associated biological diversity are the backbone of the Namibian ocean economy. The aim is to ensure that the marine biodiversity and natural resources continue to support socio-economic development through maintaining […]

Nathalie Corredor and Caitrin O’Brien — Transformation: The role of sustainable ocean tourism in a sustainable ocean economy

The travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s largest employers and economic contributors, accounting for over 10 percent of total global employment and global gross domestic product in 2019[1]. The economies of islands and coastal areas are particularly dependent on travel and tourism, with the industry accounting for well over 50 percent of […]

Sue Snyman — Transformation: The role of sustainable ocean tourism in a sustainable ocean economy

Coastal and marine tourism, one of the fastest-growing segments of the global tourism industry[1], is already a well-established form of nature-based tourism and a key ocean economy activity around the world, making it foundational to countries’ transition to a sustainable ocean economy. If managed sustainably, it can play an important role in protecting marine resources […]

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