Estimation of lost tourism revenue in Geoje Island from the 2011 marine debris pollution event in South Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Estimation of lost tourism revenue in Geoje Island from the 2011 marine debris pollution event in South Korea
Author(s)
Jang, Yong Chang; Hong, Sunwook; Lee, Jongmyoung; Lee, Mi Jeong; Shim, Won Joon
KIOST Author(s)
Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
Publication Year
2014-04-15
Abstract
Following a period of heavy rainfall in July 2011, a large amount of marine debris was washed up on the beaches of Geoje Island, South Korea, affecting the island's tourism industry. The tourism revenue decreased due to this pollution event and was estimated by multiplying the decreased number of visitors by the average expenditure of visitors to the beaches. Due to the fact that the visitor count at the Island's beaches decreased from 890,435 in 2010 to 330,207 in 2011 (i.e., a reduction of 560,228 persons, 63%), the tourism revenue loss of the island was estimated to be US$29 - 37 million. This study is one of the few to consider the economic effects of marine debris. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2836
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.02.021
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.81, no.1, pp.49 - 54, 2014
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
ENVIRONMENT; MICROPLASTICS; LOSSES
Keywords
Marine debris; Economic effect; Tourism; Pollution; Korea
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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