Learn more, including about available controls: Cookies Policy. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? See more of Wonderwood on Facebook. Log In. Forgot account? Not Now. Our Story. Every year, around , people visit the Visserijdagen in Harlingen. At the same time, smaller harbours are increasingly becoming focus points for Wadden Sea Excursions. Only the estimated revenue have been broken down on municipalities and by overnighting tourists in commercial accommodation establishments and tourists staying in non-commercial establishments and day visitors as shown in Table 5 below.
Table 5. Since there were about 6. The tourism revenue in the four Wadden Sea municipalities have a series of additional positive effects in the form of employment see Section 3. Similarly, the tourism revenue result in both national and local government taxes.
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Thus, it is estimated that the tourism related taxation amounts to about EUR million in , of which EUR 45 million are municipality taxes. Tourism revenues and data on the economic impact of tourism in the region are collected irregularly and on a basis of different sources. A direct comparison of figures over time or between the regions should therefore be undertaken with caution.
Most recent daily expenditure figures for tourists staying in commercial establishments show that Schleswig-Holstein destinations recorded a slightly higher average expenditure with about EUR 96 than Lower Saxony with EUR 87 ref Table 6 below. Table 6. The data for the provinces also take the tourism revenues into account.
Table 7. The average daily expenditure of tourists in the Dutch Wadden Sea region is not systematically measured. It is estimated that tourism generates almost 5, jobs in the Danish Wadden Sea region as shown in Table 9. Table 9. Tourism related employment in the Danish Wadden Sea Region in by municipality, main market and type of accommodation.
Most recent figures on employment in travel and tourism by the German employment agency show that 6. The figures represent the share of employees under regular labour conditions full or part time employment, full social security in the tourism-, hotel or gastronomy sector. Furthermore, there are indirect employment effects generated through tourism e.
Table Tourism related employment in the German Wadden Sea Region in by counties. The tourism related employment in the Dutch Wadden Sea region is estimated at almost 40, full-time jobs 38, as presented in Table 11 below. The mainland of Friesland records almost 19, full-time tourism related jobs while about 15, are employed in tourism in Groningen. As shown in Table 12 below, tourism generates about 58, full-time jobs in the entire Wadden Sea Region, corresponding to 6. An overview of land-based tourism indicates the general trends of Wadden Sea tourism and its economic importance.
In order to have a holistic view how tourism activities shape a region, it is necessary to observe the trends and identify the impacts of tourism activities in the Wadden Sea regions. These two parameters give an indication of the level of the recreational activity and, over years, an impression of the trend. They are also indicative of the potential or actual level of disturbance, for example, of birds and seals. Over the years, these activities have been monitored very differently, both between the three countries and within each individual Wadden Sea regions.
There are no ongoing monitoring mechanisms in place in the Danish Wadden Sea region, and no monitoring has taken place since the QSR No TMAP data were reported.
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Tidal flat walking is one of the most popular attractions in Germany, directly related to the Wadden Sea. In Schleswig-Holstein, there are complete statistics over time, which give an impression on the high long-term interest in this nature-related activity. Figure 3. Although tidal flat walking is a very popular and important tourist activity in Lower Saxony too, there is no regular monitoring established to count or estimate the number of tours and participants.
Another source of information on guided tidal flat walking tours is a visitor survey undertaken in under the PROWAD project. In the Dutch Wadden Sea region, the majority of guided walking tours are organised by specialised organisations in Groningen and Friesland. For safety reasons, and to minimize the environmental impact by this type of activity, the government has set a limit to the number of annual participants at 50, Figure 4. Number of participants in Guided tidal flat walking tours in the Dutch Wadden Sea Region specified for seven organisations , The figure shows a downward trend from 34, participants in to less than 22, in After , monitoring results are no longer published.
In , about 25, participants were recorded taking part in 34 different types of guided tours, considerably less than the 34, participants in The number of people taking part in nature excursions on the tidal flats is not taken into account as these data are lacking. There are no ongoing monitoring mechanisms in place on recreational boating in the German Wadden Sea region, and no monitoring has taken place since the QSR In Schleswig-Holstein, berths for leisure boats were counted in in North Frisia and in Dithmarschen.
Wind surfing and kite surfing are also waterborne sport activities that are carried out in certain parts of the German Wadden Sea, mainly at places with a high number of tourists such as Sylt, St. Peter-Ording and Cuxhaven. Unfortunately, there are no public market data on this trendy sport activity available. The Wadden Sea coast of the Netherlands can only be reached form the open sea or through eight sluice passages.
The number of sluice passages has been recorded since and is an important parameter to monitor recreational boating in the Dutch Wadden Sea region. The numbers of sluice passages has increased from about , in to more than , in , but has since then decreased to about 90, in as shown in Figure 5 below.
Figure 5. The number of sluice passages in the Dutch Wadden Sea, Source: Rijkswaterstaat Marjan Vroom, The number of sluice passages is highest from June — October with peaks in July and August with more than 20, passages per month while there are hardly any passages during the winter months as shown in Figure 6 below.
Figure 6. Seasonality of sluice passages in the Dutch Wadden Sea, Source: Rijkswaterstaat, Marjan Vroom, The number of guided tidal flat walking tours is an indicator on how many visitors experience the property. In Schleswig-Holstein, the number of guided tours as well as the number of participants — shows no clear trends and varies around 5, tours and , participants annually around 20 — 25 persons per tour. In the Netherlands, a limit has been set at 50, annual participants. Since , the number of participants was recorded around 25, per year, which is less than the years before up to 32, Recreational boating in the Netherlands recorded as the number of sluice passages during has also decreased since from around , to around 90, in the last years.
It is evident from the above, that there are no compatible monitoring measurements of tourism activities in place for the entire Wadden Sea Region. But long-term monitoring and assessment are necessary in relation to the impacts of tourism on biodiversity and the environment. Therefore, it is recommended that the three countries identify which monitoring means can be put in place in all three countries as part of the TMAP with a view to ensuring appropriate and compatible monitoring of tourism activities in the entire Wadden Sea region. However, the comparison of data has been challenging due to changes in methods of measurement as well as in administrative areas of measurement.
Therefore, some figures have been estimated, in order to give an indication about the overall size or range see remarks in the tables. Table 14 below gives an overview of the development in the basic tourism data for the Wadden Sea region in the three countries combined since QSR and More than nine million visitor arrivals are recorded in the Wadden Sea Region, generating more than 53 million overnight stays. At the same time, sporadic information about the number of day visitors indicates that the region generates some million day visits.
Due to the different data sources in the three countries, and changes in statistical methods, an overall trend cannot be identified. However, compared to the results of the QSR , a slight increase can be seen in some regions e. Lower Saxony and the Netherlands , whereas other regions showed stagnation, or even a decrease in numbers e. The economic importance of tourism for the overall Wadden Sea region and the three individual regions has steadily increased since the QSR and QSR At the same time, tourism in the Wadden Sea Region is estimated to generate about 58, full-time jobs, corresponding to 6.
Overview of tourism related parameters available for QSR , Denmark in general and the Danish Wadden Sea region in particular has experienced record years in the volume and value of tourism in and , where 6.
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However, the increase in tourism comes after years of status-quo in the volume of tourism, with marked decreases in the number of overnight stays by foreign tourists, and especially German tourists. The total number of overnight stays in the Danish Wadden Sea region was reported at 6.
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Thus, for instance, Denmark had a municipality reform in , which reduced the number of regional and local municipalities through merger, resulting in great difficulties in comparing data before and after the reform. This was also noted in the QSR tourism section.
While the QSR does not provide details of the accommodation capacity in the Danish Wadden Sea region, this is currently recorded at about 34, bed spaces in commercial establishments other than holiday homes, which number 13, As legislation limits the number of weeks that holiday homes can be rented to 39 weeks per year, the total available house-weeks is estimated at about , weeks.
Of these, about , weeks were recorded sold, corresponding to a capacity utilization of Tourism related employment in the Danish Wadden Sea region was in QSR recorded at 3, full-time jobs in , having increased to 5, full-time jobs in This brings the total tourism revenue in the area to EUR million — almost the doble amount that was recorded in QSR The Wadden Sea region is a major and long-time popular holiday destination in Germany. Both figures were on the same level in the years before.
Compared to the results of QSR , the number of day visitors to the region is stable on a high level. The Dutch Wadden Sea islands have developed into a very popular holiday destination. Over half of all Dutch people have visited at least one of the islands, mostly on family holidays, and the proportion of repeat visits is high. The number of nights spent on the islands by Dutch tourists during the period remained almost constant.
This number is fairly constant from until One of the reasons for this situation could be the development of tourism in the competing coastal area of the former East Germany. After a peak in , pleasure boating in the Dutch Wadden Sea showed a downward trend and is now at the same level as in Also the number of participants of guided tidal flat walking tours has decreased sharply during the last decade.
It stabilised around 25, participants in , far below the maximum capacity of 50, In general the World Heritage status of natural areas can contribute to sustainable development in many ways. World Heritage Sites can be important for economic development, by attracting new investments and generating locally-based, environmentally-friendly employment Boccardi and Duvelle, The status can generate jobs in outdoor recreation and tourism, but also in the preservation of natural heritage.
In addition, the preservation of World Heritage sites facilitates spiritual well-being of local people and visitors, through the strong symbolic and aesthetic dimensions of the natural landscape. These insights are currently being integrated into the processes of the World Heritage Convention.