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December 17, 2018

Tourism Mobility in the Atlantic Arc

Coastal and maritime tourism is a growing business in the Atlantic Arc and can be a major source of growth and jobs, especially for young people. However, the mobile nature and cross-border character of tourism activities means that undertaking a single site case study may not capture several issues as demand volatility, changes in Atlantic tourism behaviour, tourism sustainability and the effect of promoting strategic trans-regional partnerships. Instead this case study will operate across all 5 Atlantic Arc countries and analyse a number of tourism indicators across time and space to identify trends and clustering of sustainable tourism. The outputs of this case study will help policy makers make more informed decisions in relation to designing integrated coastal tourism strategies. This case study is being led by Universidad del PaĆ­s Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea.