Sustainable Tourism: Issues
Although tourism drives local economies on these slands, it is not without a cost. The strain on local infrastructure, environment and supply needs ripples throughout the economy. As the needs of tourists continues to increase, the islands will be expected to give more and more of itself to meet these demands. It is impossible to understand and manage each of these environments in a vacuum, instead, an integrated, holistic approach must be undertaken to link these environments to their users. Understanding the limitations of the islands can help craft a plan to help support this increase in demand while still meeting the needs of the locals.
Portion of Sustainable Tourism Special Edition BioNews