Volume 3 Issue 1 February 2005 Applied Research Note 2

Mass Tourism and Urban System: Some Suggestions to Manage the Impacts on the City

by Rosa Anna La Rocca

Tourism is an ambiguous phenomenon: it is both an economic resource and a factor of congestion. The intrusion of mass tourism in the daily routine of urban life causes congestion (chaos, air pollution and noise) in some specific urban places (i.e. historic center) where most of the urban activities are often located. This study focuses on the present need of the city to learn how to manage tourist flows and try to point out the connection between tourism and urbanity.

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