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
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).
A dynamic, multidimensional and continuous process
dynamic, multidisciplinary and iterative process
A constant, interdisciplinary and incessant