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Managing tourism carrying capacity of art cities

Paolo Costa (Scuola di Economia del Turismo, Villa Mocenigo, Riviera S. Pietro, 83 Oriago, 30030 Mira, Venezia (Italy))

The Tourist Review

ISSN: 0251-3102

Article publication date: 1 April 1991


The search for a sustainable development (in our case sustainable tourism) inescapably comes across with the concept of (tourism) carrying capacity, i.e. with the idea of the existence and possible identification, for both macro and micro destinations, of a maximum number of visitors beyond which the costs of tourism growth more than offset its benefits.


Costa, P. (1991), "Managing tourism carrying capacity of art cities", The Tourist Review, Vol. 46 No. 4, pp. 8-11.




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