The massive scale of the seasonal
mobility of population is a
comparatively recent phenomenon which
imposes considerable stress on the
environment and is particularly acute in
the case of coastal regions and islands.
The problems are more serious for the
case of islands or archipelagos which
have limited resources and fewer
possibilities of developing supporting
Most islands cannot provide all
resources required to maintain a large
seasonal tourist population and in many
cases basic requirements such as water
and energy, as well as agricultural
produce, need to be imported.
The impact of large seasonal population
increases in the community and the
resulting socio-economic factors need to
be carefully evaluated, as well as
issues related to transportation and
communication, all of which should be
part of an overall strategy.
Different islands present a variety of
diverse problems but much can be learned
by sharing experiences in an appropriate
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