Destinations First coastal tourism academy set up in southern England to boost seaside economies - Aug 15, 2012 1:38 am Share Tweet Post Send Skift Take This is the first announced project that pulls funding from a £24 million coast communities fund to support tourism businesses and hopefully create thousands of new jobs over the next five years. — Samantha Shankman The first seaside areas to win government funds to boost their economies have been announced. The six schemes in England to receive money include the first coastal tourism academy in Europe and a project to support sustainable lobster fishing. Tags: beaches, funding, tourism Share Tweet Post Send Interested in more stories like these? Sign up for the Skift Daily Newsletter. You will be a lot smarter about the future of travel — we guarantee it!