—In recent years, tourism has become the industry
which lots of local governments promoted actively in Taiwan.
Taiwan belongs to the island so that it has the abundant coastal
natural resources that coastal tourism has become a major
tourism development. However, coastal areas are mostly within
environmentally sensitive areas, when investment and
promotion of the tourism development will impact the natural
environment, so it is an important topic to discuss.
This study attempts to research the extent of the
environmental benefits of promoting tourism development
actively through data envelopment analysis (Data Envelopment
Analysis, DEA) by the view of land development and landscape
—Coastal tourism, environmental efficiency,
data envelopment analysis.
Shu-Wei Huang, Hsiu-I Hsieh, and Ting-Hsuan Chen are with the
Department of Environmental and Cultural Resources, National Hsinchu
University of Education, Hsinchu City, Taiwan (e-mail:
Hsing-Fu Kuo is with the Department of Tourism, Leisure and
Hospitality Management, National Chi Nan University, Nantou, Taiwan
Cite: Shu-Wei Huang, Hsing-Fu Kuo, Hsiu-I Hsieh, and Ting-Hsuan Chen, "Environmental Efficiency Evaluation of Coastal Tourism Development in Taiwan," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 145-150, 2016.