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Carrying Capacity Assessment for Tourism Development: A Strategic Approach

Sotrios Varelas () and Dimitrios Belias
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Sotrios Varelas: Neapolis University Pafos
Dimitrios Belias: Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly

A chapter in Strategic Innovative Marketing and Tourism, 2019, pp 869-876 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract The aim of the current research is to analyze the limits and prospects of tourism development as they are approached and evaluated through the methodological tool of the carrying capacity assessment on a local scale. The study areas where the application of the carrying capacity indices are investigated are Attica, South Aegean, Crete, Central Macedonia, Ionian Islands and Peloponnese. Results illustrate that development of tourism infrastructures and especially accommodation, affects positively the tourism development and contribute the increase of inbound tourism both the extension of the tourism period and the positive economic results of the regions.

Keywords: Capacity; Tourism; Strategy; Development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-12453-3_100

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