Aviation, Travel and Tourism

Half of all tourism happens on the coast, so what lies ahead as sea levels rise?

People relax as they enjoy the sunny weather at the Bournemouth Beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bournemouth, Britain July 31, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville - RC2E4I9LXXK8

A typical beach holiday could soon be a thing of the past. Image: REUTERS/Toby Melville

Nick Davies
Research Fellow , University of Salford
David Jarratt
Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management, University of Central Lancashire
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