Nature-Based Tourism: An Alternative for Rural Coastal Economic Enhancement

by Wendy Whitlock, Clemson Univ, Clemson, United States,
R. H. Becker, Clemson Univ, Clemson, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


Nature-based tourism has a growing potential to provide rural coastal areas with a form of economic development compatible with conservation. Given the growing interest in nature-based recreation, and in particular, nonconsumptive activities, nature-based tourism enterprises should be considered when developing rural coastal economic revitalization strategies.

Subject Headings: Tourism | Economic factors | Rural areas | Coastal management | Water-based recreation | Natural resources

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