Middleton and Hawkins Chamberlain (1997) defined Tourism
Carrying Capacity (TCC) as «...the level of
human activity an area can accommodate without the area
deteriorating, the resident community being adversely
affected or the quality of visitors experience declining».
Tourism Organisation (WTO) proposes the following
definition of the carrying capacity «The maximum
number of people that may visit a tourist destination
at the same time, without causing destruction of the
physical, economic, socio-cultural environment and an
unacceptable decrease in the quality of visitors' satisfaction.
» (UNEP/MAP/PAP, 1997).
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