Sustainable Tourism Development: Towards the Mitigation of Tourism Destination Impacts

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The overall objective of the research project was to devise and improve methods for the implementation of sustainable tourism management through the use of carrying capacity indicators at a destination level and thereby to facilitate government and tourism business managers in making more informed decisions. The research comprises of three stands (1) inventory and analysis of Quantifiable dimensions - ecology, economic structure and physical structure. (2) analysis of the qualitative perspectives - local community, visitors and political structures and (3) the actual development of the carrying capacity model. This is toward the development of an integrated management model for the mitigation of tourism impacts. The research developed a model of indicators for sustainable tourism indicators which are available in the full report. Following the extensive iterative process of indicator evaluation 33 key indicators which were seen to be relevant, available, meaningful, fresh, sensitive, reliable, comparable, and normative were created. This is the DIT-ACHIEV Model for Sustainable Tourism. Several recommendations are made at the end of the work - the need for a more coodinated data management effort amongst the numerous public, private and voluntary organisations. There are problems regarding access and availability of data at the correct scale and range for indicator development. Local managers need to identify the hot-spots (area specific pressures of importance) and set objectives based on these.

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Dr Shelia Flanagan
School of Hospitality Management and Tourism

Elaine O'Halloran
Tourism Research Centre

Peter Roe
School of Food Science and Environmental Health

Dr. Kevin Griffin
School of Hospitality Management and Tourism

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Author(s)Flanagan, S. O'Halloran, E. Roe, P. Griffin, K.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationSustainable Tourism Development: Towards the Mitigation of Tourism Destination Impacts
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
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Resource KeywordsToursim, Sustainability, Indicators, Tipperary, Lough Derg, ecological
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2004-SD-M2-21
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeSocio-Economics
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Limitations on the use of this ResourceIn any 3rd party usage of material or findings from this report - all of the authors should be correctly cited. An example of a citation is shown below.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 1
Project Start Date Monday 2nd August 2004 (02-08-2004)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 2nd August 2004 (02-08-2004)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 2nd October 2006 (02-10-2006)
Published on SAFERFriday 7th December 2007 (07-12-2007)
Date of Last EditFriday 7th December 2007 at 11:09:05 (07-12-2007)
Datasets or Files Updated On Friday 7th December 2007 at 10:58:08 (07-12-2007)

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Tipperary Lakeside, Lough Derg. North Tipperary is an inland county located in the mid-west region of Ireland. It is predominantly rural dominated by low-lying agricultural grasslands in the central plains, the Silvermines and Devil's Bit Mountains in the north and the Arra Mountains in the west. The principal industries in the county are agriculture, forestry and tourism. The administrative capital is Nenagh. The specific focus of this study is the Tipperary Lakeside Lough Derg Area. The population of the western area is 7,449 which is a growth of 17.5 per cent since 1991, compared with 5.3 per cent increase in North Tipperary as a whole.

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This project was funded by the EPA's ERTI programme. Methodologies such as the development of carrying capacity or sustainable tourism indicators are of considerable benefit to both government agencies and tourist interests, in determining an area's potential and sustainability. This project arises from the need to provide both the visitor and area management with better information to allow them be more proactive and capacity issues can be better anticipated and responded to.
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The DIT-ACHIEV model is shown in the attached PDF document. ACHIEV - Administration, Community, Heritage, Infrastructure, Enterprise and Visitor - the six fields of interest.

The following persons worked on this project but are no longer with DIT. June Phelan (Research Assistant formerly of the school of hospitality), Evelyn Quinn (Research assistant and formerly of the tourism research centre), Elizabeth Kennedy Burke (Stand Leader and formerly of the tourism research centre) and Dr. Ruth Kelly (Stand Leader and formally of the Futures Academy in DIT).
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