Economic and Social Impact of Tourism in the Case of Tourist Destinations in Carrying Capacity Issues

645 WordsFeb 24, 20183 Pages
Review of Related Literature Papers and other publications (books, reports) related to a variety of issues, including tourism management, environmental, economic and social impacts of tourism in the case of tourist destinations in carrying capacity issues. The subordinate topics of Tourism Carrying Capacity during Kadayawan 2013 in Davao City are: a.) Physical-ecological; b.) Socio-demographic; c.) Political-Economic. Tourism carrying capacity Markusen (1999) defined tourism as a slippery and fuzzy concept. It is quite complex to be defined perfectly because it depends on its purpose, use and analysis. According to (Bhatia, 2002) tourism is increasingly prevalent and complicated, and a wise management is therefore necessary to realize its full capability as a positive ecological, economic, and social-cultural force. Tourism is one of the oldest industries and is the world’s fastest growing. Because of industrialization, people started to move in huge numbers to areas that are away from their usual place. World Tourism Organization has defined Tourism Carrying Capacity as the maximum number of tourist that can occupy within a given period, such that environmental, socio-cultural, physical, and economic characteristics are not compromised, and without lessening the tourist satisfaction (WTO, 1999). This directs to an idea of significant date in assessing carrying capacity through determining a number of visitor that makes up the destinations limit (Brown et al. 2000).
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