Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Carrying Capacity of Tourist Spots

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_238

This is also known as scenic tourism capacity. It is the capacity of tourism activities within a certain range of tourism resources over a certain period of time. The carrying capacity must meet the minimum tourist requirements for physical space and their psychological needs and provide protection for tourism resources. The carrying capacity of a scenic location reflects the land use intensity, economic benefits and tourist density at a tourism destination. It includes the spatial carrying capacities of resources, environmental ecology, the Earth, economic development and society. The regional and tourism carrying capacities of a tourist destination are the comprehensive capabilities of these different capacities.

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