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Tourism Environmental Impact Along Religious Routes And Slow Transport Infrastructures: The Role Of Coastal Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CC150211

Volume

148

Pages

12

Page Range

249 - 260

Published

2015

Size

851 kb

Author(s)

A. De Montis, A. Ganciu, A. Ledda, M. Barra, S. Caschili

Abstract

Tourism is a major sector of the European economy. In particular, religious tourism along pilgrimage routes is a prominent phenomenon. Some religious routes in the island of Sardinia, Italy, start from coastal zones and may exert a relevant impact over the environment. The aim of this paper is to analyse the environmental effects of Italian and Sardinian urban planning tools related with religious tourism. In particular, it focuses on SEA quality and integration with the European Tourism Indicators System (ETIS).

Keywords

SEA, ETIS, land use and transport planning