ICT and tourism impacts in islands

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Giovanni Ruggieri
Patrizia Calo

Abstract

New technologies can represent, for some aspects, both a problem and a precious resource. As we concerns, in tourism sector, ICT can help in managing and promoting destinations in a better way than in the past, especially in those cases where problems linked with the management of tourist flows and the need to manage a sustainable development exists.


Monitoring tourism impact at the destination is a fundamental issue in order to respect the right pressure and to avoid negative effects in the destination and with the residents. There are several devices available and useful for different needs, then almost each kind of monitoring and analysis can be supported by the right tools. This knowledge should encourage local responsible to implement regular and meticulous surveys and analysis to manage the impact of tourism pressure and to respect the optimal carrying capacity of the site.

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Ruggieri, G., & Calo, P. (2018). ICT and tourism impacts in islands. Ecocycles, 4(2), 4-11. https://doi.org/10.19040/ecocycles.v4i2.102
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