Identification and Development of Indicators and Tools to Measure various kinds of Impacts of Tourism
Harsimran Chadha1, Preeti Onkar2
1Ar. Harsimran Chadha*, Department of Architecture and Planning, MANIT, Bhopal, India.
2Dr. Preeti Onkar, Department of Architecture and Planning, MANIT, Bhopal, India. Email:

Manuscript received on January 01, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 20, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 3168-3175 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: E6374018520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E6374.018520

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Abstract: Tourism activity is a worldwide phenomenon. It has experienced continued growth over the decades. It has become one of the fastest-developing economic segments. The initiatives of tourism development have an impact on people, local businesses, and the environment. Along with its innumerable positive impacts, it also poses various threats to the local communities. Impacts of tourism have been reviewed from literature and categorized into different categories in this study. Measurement of these impacts helps the planners to manage tourism optimally. It can be done with the aid of indicators. In order to measure these impacts, various tools have evolved from time to time in different parts of the world. The present study explores the potential measuring tools and techniques for different tourism developments, which will enable planners to prepare a framework for the measurement of the impacts of tourism. The purpose and applications of various tools are also identified. The research concludes that different types of tourism have different characteristics. Although it is a challenge to measure qualitative and multiple impacts, there are means to measure these impacts for its comparison. Likert scale is one of the useful tools to measure and compare qualitative as well as quantitative impacts of tourism together. A comparative result is helpful for planners and policymakers to prepare regulatory provisions to intensify tourism impacts positively on the local community.
Keywords: Impacts, Indicators, Measure, Tools, Tourism.
Scope of the Article: Recent Trends & Developments in Computer Networks.