European Tourism Futures Institute, NHL Stenden Hogeschool
The emerging ‘guest economy’ consisting of tourism, recreation, leisure & events can be found in many places, including the Wadden Sea Region. An extra layer is added to landscapes, so to say, making these landscapes more complex. Proper planning and guidance is essential in order for the guest economy to add value to other functions and vice versa.
We are urgently in need for solutions to protect us against sea level rise and the increase in storminess. Engineering solutions inspired by nature will help us to provide soft solutions and certain safety.