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Tourism Dynamics and Sustainability: A Comparative Analysis between Mediterranean Islands—Evidence for Post-COVID-19 Strategies

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Department of Economics, Business and Statistics (SEAS), University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
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Observatory on Tourism in the European Islands—OTIE, 90139 Palermo, Italy
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Sustainability 2022, 14(7), 4183; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074183
Received: 7 February 2022 / Revised: 22 February 2022 / Accepted: 29 March 2022 / Published: 31 March 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Overtourism Impacts, Climate Change and Global Warming on Islands)
Tourism may not sustainably support territories with limited natural resource stock such as islands. The volume of visitor arrivals and the industry investments can increase the pressure even beyond sustainable levels. There is an evident and unresolved tension between these two great polarities, sustainability and economic growth driven by tourism. The aim for policymakers is to find an acceptable equilibrium between these two dimensions. This paper investigates tourism evolution between 2007 and 2019 in 15 Mediterranean islands, comparing tourism pressures through statistical indicators. The analysis will compare tourism demand and supply trends in these contexts. The performances will be evaluated to identify the islands’ positioning between sustainability needs and tourism development opportunities while considering post-COVID-19 challenges. View Full-Text
Keywords: tourism; islands; impact; economic development; sustainability tourism; islands; impact; economic development; sustainability
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Ruggieri, G.; Calò, P. Tourism Dynamics and Sustainability: A Comparative Analysis between Mediterranean Islands—Evidence for Post-COVID-19 Strategies. Sustainability 2022, 14, 4183. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074183

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Ruggieri G, Calò P. Tourism Dynamics and Sustainability: A Comparative Analysis between Mediterranean Islands—Evidence for Post-COVID-19 Strategies. Sustainability. 2022; 14(7):4183. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074183

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Ruggieri, Giovanni, and Patrizia Calò. 2022. "Tourism Dynamics and Sustainability: A Comparative Analysis between Mediterranean Islands—Evidence for Post-COVID-19 Strategies" Sustainability 14, no. 7: 4183. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074183

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