WIT Press


Environmental Impacts Of Tourist Development In Rhodes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030211

Volume

67

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

680.32 kb

Author(s)

D.G. Prokopiou & B.S. Tselentis

Abstract

Environmental impacts of tourist development in Rhodes D.G. Prokopiou and B.S. Tselentis Department of Maritime Studies, University of Pirueus, Greece Abstract The study of environmental impacts of tourist development has become a subject which attracts many researches and scientists, especially during the last decade. It is well documented that when the limits of tourist development are surpassed, many adverse and complicated effects are manifested. The intensity and magnitude of these problems become more prominent at places with special natural beauty, many aspects of which, are seriously threatened by many human activities. Not underestimating the contribution of tourism and the economic activities associated to it, towards the development of local communities, it must be stressed that, in many cases, tourist development characterised by the lack of long term goals and prospects, has been the main cause of much environmental and natural deterioration of many Greek island communities. It is

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