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Study of Sustainability of Tourism Development and Carrying Capacity for in Southern Istria

Research area : Sustainable tourism development

Project manager : Ph.D. Zoran Klarić

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Implementation period : 2022

Client : Tourism Office Pula


Researchers: Snježana Boranić Živoder, Sanela Grujo Vrkljan

The study of the sustainability of tourism development and carrying capacity Southern Istria consists of six parts:
• The first part consists of introductory remarks which set out the starting point and objectives of the Study, explain the concepts of sustainable development and carrying capacity, and present the methodology of work.
• The second part of the study is an analysis of the current situation, which includes consideration of characteristics of Southern Istria and its towns (Pula and Vodnjan) and municipalities (Medulin, Fažana, Ližnjan and Marčana), analysis of transport and communal infrastructure, resource base analysis and analysis of tourist supply and demand.
• The third part contains the results of the surveys related to visitors, and the results of interviews with the most imprtant stake holders
• The fourth part includes indicators of carrying capacity showing pressure on Southern Istria on four basic groups of indicators - spatial-ecological, infrastructural, socio-demographic and political-economic.
• The fifth part consists of data synthesis and calculation of carrying capacity, in which the key areas of vulnerability are considered in more detail, which in the case of Southern Istria refers primarily to construction and ifrastructure. Based on that, development scenarios are elaborated and on the basis of the most favorable scenario of sustainable tourism development, a concrete calculation of the carrying capacity is presented.
• The sixth part of the study consists of an action plan consisting of recommendations for the implementation of sustainable development scenarios, an overview of specific development projects and a supervised implementation plan.