Promoting sustainable and inclusive tourism in the Mediterranean: Guidelines for a Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean

10/04/2016
Tourism, a major economic sector in the Mediterranean, generating social and environmental impacts, and potentially victim of its success……

Over time the Mediterranean region has developed a unique blend of tourism activities related with sea and coastal areas, health, sports, nature, business, culture, offering consistent employment (11,5% of total employment) and wealth (11,3% of regional GDP) (WTTC, 2015). However, the economic growth induced by tourism activities has often been to the detriment of environmental integrity and social equity. Sea-Sand-Sun (3S) dependency, cultural alteration,
environmental pollution, resource depletion, climate change vulnerability, geopolitical insecurity, social instability, are the raising issues that threaten the long-term sustainability of the tourism sector in the Mediterranean.

In this complex picture, how to promote tourism activities enhancing positive impacts while reducing negative externalities? Which strategy can insure that tourism contributes significantly to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at regional, national and local level?

Note du Plan Bleu n°32
Date : 
10/04/2016
Author(s) : 
FOSSE Jérémie
LE TELLIER Julien
Collection : 
Notes
ISSN/ISBN : 
1954-9164
Available languages : 
French
Plan Bleu Note n°32
Date : 
10/04/2016
Author(s) : 
FOSSE Jérémie
LE TELLIER Julien
Collection : 
Notes
ISSN/ISBN : 
1954-9350
Available languages : 
English
Topic(s) : 
Sustainable development
Tourism