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Mobile phone network data reveal nationwide economic value of coastal tourism under climate change

Kubo, Takahiro, Uryu, Shinya, Yamano, Hiroya, Tsuge, Takahiro, Yamakita, Takehisa, Shirayama, Yoshihisa (2019) Mobile phone network data reveal nationwide economic value of coastal tourism under climate change. Tourism Management, 77 . ISSN 0261-5177. (doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2019.104010) (KAR id:80497)

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Abstract

The technology-driven application of big data is expected to assist policymaking towards sustainable development; however, the relevant literature has not addressed human welfare under climate change, which limits the understanding of climate change impacts on human societies. We present the first application of unique mobile phone network data to evaluate the current nation-wide human welfare of coastal tourism at Japanese beaches and project the value change using the four climate change scenarios. The results show that the projected national economic value loss rates are more significant than the projected national physical beach loss rates. Our findings demonstrate regional differences in recreational values: most southern beaches with larger current values would disappear, while the current small values of the northern beaches would remain. These changes imply that the ranks of the beaches, based on economic values, would enable policymakers to discuss management priorities under climate change.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.tourman.2019.104010
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: DA - 2020/04/01/ [EPrints field already has value set] JO - Tourism Management [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Adaptation, Beach recreation, Big data, Climate change, Coastal tourism, Ecosystem services, Travel cost method, Sea level rise
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: T. Kubo
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 18:22 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2020 17:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80497 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kubo, Takahiro: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4832-5539
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