The impacts of COVID-19 on coastal and marine tourism

The impacts of COVID-19 on coastal and marine tourism

This webinar originally aired on 9 September 2020.

Presented by: Simon Hudson of the University of South Carolina

The COVID-19 pandemic has decreased international tourism by 60-80% this year. On this webinar, Simon Hudson, the author of the new book COVID-19 & travel: impacts, responses and outcomes will discuss the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on tourism, and on coastal and marine tourism in particular; how this has negatively impacted other coastal economic sectors and slowed down marine conservation; what those in the industry are doing – or should be doing – to survive; how coastal and marine tourists may have changed – forever; how the pandemic may benefit coastal and marine tourism in the long run; and what the future might look like for those dependent on marine tourism. The COVID-19 & travel: impacts, responses and outcomes e-book, print book, and individual chapters are available for purchase here. Enter the code ‘covid19disc' at checkout for a 20% discount.

Co-sponsors: OCTO (EBM Tools Network, The Skimmer, OpenChannels, MPA News, MarineDebris.info)