Issue: External pressures on human settlements - Tourism
This is an issue under the Human settlements theme of the Data Reporting System.
Human settlements are dynamic entities which are influenced by factors that are external to individual settlements. Tourism or the temporary movement of population cause additional demands on the infrastructure and services of human settlements. Tourism can also have impacts on the environment, especially on vulnerable areas; these include nature-based tourism and increased visitor numbers to coastal areas during summer months. Tourism provides both a major economic benefit which can provide funds and rationale for environmental preservation and a source of pressure on the environment.
- HS-79 Number of international and domestic tourists
The number of tourists, both international and domestic, adds to the population pressures created by human settlements on the environment through the use of infrastructure and services.