ISSUE AREA

Economy

Seasonality

Monitoring the percentage of tourist arrivals per market, months and weeks helps to identify high and low peaks and to foresee and tackle the issues linked with both periods in a timely manner.

Employment

Measuring employment helps to understand to what extent tourism-related work activities provide employment and equal opportunities for men and women, both South Tyrolean and non-South Tyrolean.

Economic Benefits

Measuring economic benefits is important to assess how much wealth tourism produces for the regional economy and to understand the state of health of individual South Tyrolean tourism enterprises.

Society

Governance

The participation of government, businesses and the community in a sustainable development path is crucial to achieve a successful implementation of a concept.

Local and Visitor Satisfaction

The satisfaction of both local inhabitants and visitors plays a crucial role in destination development to preserve the quality of life and the quality of the holiday.

Land Use and Landscape Diversity

Landscape diversity is a source of beauty, and therefore source of quality of life and holiday.

Environment

Energy Management

An increase in the number of tourists leads directly to an increase energy consumption in the destination.

Water Management

Various tourist activities, for example skiing or golf, require large amounts of water.

Wastewater Management

A high concentration of tourism in certain months of the year can lead to overloading of water treatment plants.

Waste Management

Sorting waste is more complicated in tourism, due to the use of single-dose products, but also due to tourists’ lack of knowledge of the specific rules for the separation of waste.

Mobility

In high season, individual mobility generates congestion and pollution, creating discomfort for residents and tourists.

Nature Conservation

The presence of protected areas guarantees greater sensitivity to the environment and more nature-friendly forms of tourism.

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