Comparing and Contrasting the Alternative Methodologies Available for Evaluating the Impact of Tourism
Revista de Turism, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2007
9 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2008
Date Written: October 3, 2007
Tourism has impacts upon a destination country. The aim of this work is to compare and contrast the alternative methodologies available for evaluating the impact of tourism. Tourism can be one of alternatives for development of a destination and sometimes the only possibility. For that reason it is very important to compare benefit and cost that tourism brings with corresponding valyes of alternative investment. Obtained results represent a very important input for planning and also for decision making policy.
Different methodologies bring different results, different techniques have their own strengths and weaknesses. For that reason, depending on the need, it is important to combine the methodologies in order to achieve the maximal benefit and minimal costs, from economical aspect, socio-cultural and environmental development.
Keywords: tourist, host, tourism impact, tourism planning, carrying capacity, methodologies
JEL Classification: L83
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