Development of a method to estimate and predict beach visitation

Morgan, Damian (2016) Development of a method to estimate and predict beach visitation. Tourism in Marine Environments, 12 (1). pp. 69-77.

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Beaches are important tourist attractions in many countries. To plan and manage coastal zones, authorities require knowledge about beach visitations. However, current procedures lack accuracy and coverage. To address this, a method to estimate the total beach visitor population was tested for a selected coastal strip over a specified time period, based on directly observed daily visitor counts. Visitor count data were then used to model readily observable weather and location factors predicting daily beach visitations at the peak-use period. Further application of the novel method will inform authorities with crucial and pertinent data to manage natural coastal visitor attractions.

Item ID: 69288
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2169-0197
Keywords: Beaches; Visitors; Measurement methods; Population estimation
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2016 Cognizant, LLC.
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2021 01:45
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350806 Tourist behaviour and visitor experience @ 50%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410402 Environmental assessment and monitoring @ 50%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110402 Socio-cultural issues in tourism @ 50%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1802 Coastal and estuarine systems and management > 180201 Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems @ 50%
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