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Coastal tourism started in the 19th Century and has increased in non-linear fashion ever since, stimulated by a combination of developments in transport technology and rising prosperity. Initially, mainly national in character, the introduction of roll-on, roll-off ferries and inexpensive air...

Davenport, J.; Davenport, J. L.
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2006, 67, 1/2, pp 280-292

The explosive growth in marine tourism over the last two decades is destroying coastal habitats and threatening some of the most productive eco-systems on the planet. Apart from the Mediterranean, the coastal areas most threatened are in the tropics, where the natural environment is deteriorating...

Hanna, N.; Wells, S.
In Focus (Tourism Concern), 1992, No. 5, pp 4-6