Author Affiliation, Ana.
Strategies for sustainable tourism development: The role of the concept of carrying capacity.
Social and Economic Studies
Date of Publication
Tourism has been a critically important source of foreign revenue for a number of developing countries.In some of these countries,however the industry is facing environmental and social problems that could constrict future growth.As a result, there is now a great deal of discussion about sustainable tourism,but there are many unresolved questions as to how this goal can be translated into actual management policies. Posits whether the concept of carrying capicity can provide the framework for the policies needed to address the new challenges. Concludes that an overall policy framework for the management of the tourism industry cannot be based entirely on the concept of the carrying capacity, although the concept can illuminate and inform the relevant decisions.The social, economic and political dimensions of any complex management or planning decision also have to be recognised and addressed, although the concept of the carrying capacity can illuminate and inform these too.....