Volume 1 – 2009 (0011)

Impactos do Turismo nos Destinos Turísticos

Luís Ferreira 1

1 ISCET – High Institute of Business and Tourism Sciences, Porto, Portugal

To cite this text:

Ferreira, L. (2009), Impactos do Turismo nos Destinos Turísticos, Percursos & Ideias, Vol. 1, pp. 105-116.

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This article presents the tourism impacts at tourism destinations: environmental, economic, and socio- cultural impacts. The synthesis of the literature was summarised in the theoretical opinion of different authors. This article also presents the extension of the tourism impacts: negative and positive impacts. Finally, some case studies are presented and they can be used by warnings to avoid the negative impacts of tourism development and increased the probability of potential positive changes in tourism destinations.


Tourism impacts, Environmental, economic and socio-cultural impacts, Tourism destinations.