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Title: Tourism in Crete: A form of modernisation
Authors: Andriotis, Konstantinos 
Category: Other Humanities
Field: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Current Issues in Tourism, 2003, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 23-53.
Abstract: Tourism in Crete is an irreversible phenomenon that has resulted in a process of change under the form of modernisation. This modernisation has both positive and negative consequences. Specifically, tourism has been transformed into a primary source of income and employment generation for the island and has improved the quality of life for the locals. However, tourism development was directed to the increase of demand through the increase of the numbers of beds, as well as the concentration of tourist arrivals in space and time, rather than the balanced development of the tourism industry. In effect, various social and environmental strains have resulted, such as environmental degradation, cultural pollution, commercialisation of human relations and negative demonstration effects. It is the aim of this paper to review past studies, having examined various aspects of tourism in Crete in order to investigate the costs and benefits associated with the modernisation of the island through tourism expansion and to provide recommendations for future development.
ISSN: 13683500
DOI: 10.1080/13683500308667943
Type: Article
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