Golf Course uses large quantities of scarce water and may lead to
eutrophication and contamination of both the air and water. Impact
of golf courses
Directly contributes to sewage and solid waste pollution.
Emissions generated by forms of transport are one of the main
environmental problems of tourism.
During the hot and dry months, tourism is heavily dependent on scarce water
Increase in forest fires
Provides governments with extra tax revenues
each year through accommodation and restaurant taxes, airport taxes, sales
park entrance fees, employee income tax etc..
Creates local jobs and business opportunities. These include those jobs
directly related to tourism (hotel and tour services) and those that indirectly
support tourism (such as food production and housing construction).
The multiplier effect:
Brings new money into the economy. Tourist money is returned to the local
economy as it is spent over and over again.
Inflates property values and prices of goods and services.
Employment tends to be seasonal. Workers are laid off in the winter season. Tourism
Tourist numbers can be adversely affected by events beyond the control of
the destination e.g. terrorism, economic recession. This is a problem in
Sitges for businesses dependent on tourism. Sitges
Tourism follows a 'product life cycle',
with a final stage of decline, where the destination no longer offers new
attractions for the tourist, and the quality has diminished with the rise of
competition and tourist saturation. Sitges is a 'mature'
destination which is addressing this problem with its local agenda 21 policies. Sitges