Measuring Social Carrying Capacity: An Exploratory Study
AbstractThe tourist carrying capacity commands a growing interest given that it is closely linked with sustainable tourist development. The justification of the utility of this concept is given by means of a simple and efficient methodological proposal, by analysing the social carrying capacity. To this end, an empirical application is carried out in the Western Andalusia. In some of the cases analysed, the satisfaction of the tourist is found to decline when the levels of the tourist use are higher with respect to those attributes of the tourist destination supply. This mechanism can constitute a useful alarm signal for tourism planners.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25379.
Date of creation: 14 May 2007
Date of revision: 29 Aug 2007
Publication status: Published in TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Refereed Journal of Tourism 1.3(2008): pp. 116-134
carrying capacity; tourist satisfaction; sustainable tourism; tourist destination;
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