Regional economic effect of coastal and maritime tourism in Denmark

Regional economic effect of coastal and maritime tourism in Denmark

Authors: Anne-Mette Nielsen, Jie Zhang and Nino Javakhishvili-Larsen

Coastal and maritime tourism in Denmark accounts for 37% of the total tourism revenue. This document seeks to investigate the importance of the coastal and maritime tourism in Denmark, while meeting the requirements from the EU Commission. The analysis of the coastal and maritime tourism is challenging at a national level due to the lack of available data within this area. To face these challenges, the Danish Coastal Tourism Model (DCTM) has been established. DCTM is an input-output model, which uses quantitative economic methods to enlighten the relationship between coastal and maritime activities, employment, and sectors at a municipality, as well as at a national level.

The analysis of this paper shows that the regional and socioeconomic effects of coastal and maritime tourism have a significant impact especially for the local areas in the outskirts of west and north Jutland, as well as south and north of Zealand and Bornholm. In these localities tourism is one of the main economic contributors for production of coastal oriented tourism goods and services and for the local labour market.

Jie Zhang

Senior researcher, Copenhagen, model team, PhD, research & analysis

Development of tourism satellite accounts, impact assessments and tourism destination development.

Nino Javakhishvili-Larsen

Researcher and team leader, Copenhagen, management, model team, PhD, research & analysis

Research in labor markets, human capital, socio-economic geography and SAM-K/LINE®

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