Working Group #1
Monitoring tourism sustainability: what are the knowledge gaps of policy-making processes? How to bridge the data gaps on tourism?
One of the main issues regarding sustainability in the tourism sector is the lack of indicators and data on tourism activities. Finding ways to fill critical knowledge gaps is a key component of the implementation of more sustainable and respectful tourism alternatives in the Mediterranean region. Identifying relevant indicators, developing effective data collection mechanisms and identifying the impacts of tourism in the region is key to the implementation of alternative, sustainable and responsible tourism models.
At the Mediterranean level, the main current knowledge/data gaps on tourism is a key issue for the Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism Community in order to feed decision-making processes an propose alternative tourism models in line with policy-makers’ expectations.