The Transition Towards Sustainable Coastal and Maritime Tourism in World Marine Regions


Blue Tourism is a project focused on the analysis and evaluation of coastal and maritime tourism at the global level. It comprises a regional sector review, as well as scalable regional initiatives to strengthen maritime governance and environmental management in the coastal and maritime sector.


• Assess environmental, economic and social impacts of the coastal and maritime tourism
• Identify best practices for managing negative externalities and foster sustainable development
• Review enabling condition for integrated management of coastal and maritime tourism
• Formulate and implement concrete actions to insure a sustainable blue tourism at global and regional level


• Extensive review of scientific and grey literature
• Analysis of ocean governance and tourism management plan in regional seas
• Survey of relevant actors at the international, regional and local level


The research findings are expected to contribute to the implementation of integrated ocean governance and sustainable tourism management at regional and global level. Check the final report here.

On June 20th, and under the framework of the project eco-union association, IDDRI and FFEM/AFD organized the first Blue Tourism Forum at AFD’s offices in Paris.

During the day, one conference and three round-table discussions were organized to present the conclusions of the report Blue Tourism: towards a sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in regional seas and to present recommendations and experiences on the sustainability of tourism in coastal and marine environment.

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