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.
The Wadden Sea area is a complex socio-ecological system. Effective protection and sustainable development of the area requires coherent understanding of cultural-historical, geological, ecological and socio-economic aspects.