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The Recent Evolution and Impact of Tourism in the Mediterranean: The Case of Island Regions, 1990-2002

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  • Jaume Garau Taberner

    (Universitat de les Illes Balears)

  • Carles Manera

    (Universitat de les Illes Balears)

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This paper aims to analyse one of the world’s top tourist destinations, the Mediterranean, and, more specifically, the evolution and impact of mass tourism on its western islands (Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta and the Balearic Islands) throughout the final decade of the 20th century. Firstly a general overview of world tourism is given, followed by an analysis of tourism in the Mediterranean. In continuation, an in-depth study is made of the evolution and impact of tourism on the aforementioned islands. Finally, the economic impact of tourism specialisation is examined in these island regions.

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Paper provided by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in its series Working Papers with number 2006.108.

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Date of creation: Aug 2006
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Handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2006.108

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Keywords: Mediterranean; Balearic Islands; Malta; Sardinia; Sicily; Corsica; Destination Lifecycle; Mass Tourism; IMEDOC;

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