Recent expansion of tourism, focused on profit creation, where profit itself is the only criteria, is short term focused and unavoidable leads to destruction of the foundations of civilizations.
In the beginning, destinations are unknown and have inadequate infrastructure. The more well-known they become, the more visitors they attract, their purposely built infrastructure is improved.
Uncontrolled and unplanned construction combined with ambitious high cost projects, sadly only very momentarily effective and mostly owned by foreign investors, give the locals and their environment two roles – in the beginning they become the hostages, but ultimately they become the victims who lose their identity and as a result the region stagnates and eventually degrades.
When a destination loses its “charm and purpose” in a tourism sense, it loses the source of profit and steadily declines. There are also many external factors that cannot be controlled, but can contribute to the decline (SARS, terrorism, wars, monetary changes). Considering all the above, the price to pay for a relatively low profit is enormous.
One of the possible solutions for sea side destinations can be in so called “floating hotels” and similar complexes. They are a sort of hybrid between boats and houses. Their main advantage is their mobility; however they can house the entire necessary infrastructure and can produce necessary power. In times of tourism expansion they can help reduce disordered construction and therefore allow the destination to follow its development course without too much visible damage and thus help maintain balance between the local environment and the needs of the tourism industry. According to the tourism industry needs and external factors, these objects can simply be relocated to different destinations.