Tourism Sustainability in the Context of Tourists Safety Concerns at “Reynisfjara” Black Sand Beach
Keywords:over-tourism, sustainability, sneaker waves, Reynisfjara Beach, Tourist Safety, Warning System
AbstractReynisfjara beach is one of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations and is often overcrowded with tourists. Reynisfjara beach has a dark side called ‘Sneaker Waves’ that can appear without warning. Twelve serious emergency calls in recent years and five fatal tourist cases have occurred. Warning signs are treated more as tourist information, and many visitors to Reynisfjara beach are more concerned with capturing the perfect photo to post on social media. Social media must play a role in promoting tourism safety. It is essential to start with both visitor safety awareness and the physical facilities of the scenic area and convey this through themost appropriate means.
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