4th August 2000

 

MEETING TO TACKLE PROBLEMS FOR SEASIDE TOURISM

 

Representatives from Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK will meet later this month to discuss the future of tourism along the North Sea coasts.

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is one of the partners involved in a European funded research project looking into the reasons why some seaside resorts are suffering from declining numbers of holidaymakers.

 

The transnational project, which is halfway through its two-year term, aims to explore current trends in tourism on the North Sea coast, including Whitby, Scarborough and Filey, to identify the factors which might be causing a downturn in the tourist trade.

 

From 14th to 16th August the university will host the latest project meeting at its Lincoln campus, where the partners will discuss strategies for improving the North Sea coasts and the tourism industry.

 

“At the moment we’re looking at current problems with the coasts and tourism,” commented Adrian Bull, a lecturer in Tourism at ULH.

 

“The next stage will be to examine the background and the historical development of seaside tourism around the North Sea.”

 

Some of the work of the £600,000 project can be by visiting the website www.seasidetourism.org

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk