Tsunamis Could Cause Beach Tourism to Lose Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Every Year

Scientists Develop Global Risk Index for Beach Tourism Loss by Tsunamis – Hawaii most in danger – 250 million USD lost globally every year on average – Billions can be lost in a single event
Beispiele simulierter Tsunamis und ihre maximalen Wellenhöhen
Examples of simulated tsunamis and their maximum wave heights. (Photo: Andreas Schaefer, KIT)

European tourists are more frequently going to places all over the world with significant tsunami risk, researchers have found. A global tourism destination risk index for tsunamis was released today at the 2018 Annual Conference of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna, based on a study led by Andreas Schaefer of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).  This study examined all prominent tourism destinations globally with regard to the potential tourism loss impact for businesses given the loss of beaches post-tsunami. 

Full text: Press Release 041/2018

jd, 12.04.2018