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Measurement of Carrying Capacity of Tourist Destinations: A Case Analysis

International Journal of Tourism and Travel

Volume 10 Issue 1

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: Neha Srivastava | Author(s) Affiliation: Deputy Director, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India.
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Abstract

The fact that tourism has the ability of attracting exchange earnings in leaps and bounds often leads to promoting it to unsustainable levels. Natural Calamities which have their genesis in excessive tourism have reinforced that the framework of tourism carrying capacity is reviewed and strengthened and made a mandatory part of Tourism Planning. This requires that the concept, critique and the existing frameworks of carrying capacity are studied. This paper attempts to analyse the above requirements, list out the various components and methods of measurements of carrying capacity and suggest a combination of the appropriate approaches to measure tourism carrying capacity for different destinations.

Keywords: Tourism, Measurement, Carrying Capacity, Requirement, Approach, Planning, Driver

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