Leisure Port Development in the Incheon Area: Concepts and Benchmarks

1Professor, School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
2Research Fellow, Korea Maritime Institute, Seoul, Korea

Journal of International Logistics and Trade

ISSN: 1738-2122

Article publication date: 30 September 2004

Issue publication date: 30 September 2004

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In concert with an ambitious national agenda that emphasizes free trade and globalization, lncheon Metropolitan City is taking the first steps toward reinventing itself to become a twenty-first century “Pentaport” with integrated Seaport, Airport, Technoport, Business Port, and Leisure Port components. The lncheon Pentaport transformation-projected to be complete by 2020-will entail significant industrial, sociological, and institutional modification. Leisure Port objectives can be achieved through responsible planning attuned to the ideal of sustainable development and by empirical studies of lncheon tourism and leisure dynamics. International benchmarks of leisure port success are found in Sydney, Australia; Vancouver, Canada; and San Diego, USA, among seven other cosmopolitan cities. Growth estimations for coastal ferry passengers; beach use; recreational vessels and yachts in the lncheon region are encouraging. lncheon Leisure Port development of ten amenity destinations will require equal and multidisciplinary attention to questions of tourism design and tourism impacts. Important issues will concern environmental quality, clean shipping practices, the proper balance of modem and traditional amenities and attractions, trade-offs of cultural homogeneity and cultural diversity, and creative destination branding and marketing, among others.



Miller, M.L. and Kim, S.-G. (2004), "Leisure Port Development in the Incheon Area: Concepts and Benchmarks", Journal of International Logistics and Trade, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 5-45. https://doi.org/10.24006/jilt.2004.2.1.5



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