Lisbon receives, on average, 12,300 tourists per day; almost 4,5 million a year. And this value tends to increase, also due to the Cruise Tourism. How can we balance the benefits of Tourism with the strong pressure on touristic spots?
Lisbon is a trendy destination. The city receives, on average, 12,300 tourists per day; almost 4,5 million a year.
And this value tends to increase, also due to the Cruise Tourism. Lisbon won vitality: new business opportunities arise and many buildings have been rehabilitated.
On the other hand, the municipality has invested in the public space, creating new squares, recovering the riverside front and giving primacy to the active modes of travel.
However, some negative impacts are felt, as well as a strong pressure on touristic spots.
Tourism has contributed to the increase of the real estate market, making it difficult for the inhabitants of Lisbon to have access to housing.
In the historical centre and in Belém, some inefficient tourist transports, difficult the normal day to day circulation.
Aiming at solutions that mitigate the tourism negative impacts, Lisbon has integrated the European project LOCATIONS, along with six other cities in the Mediterranean.
This pretends to develop a Low Carbon Mobility Plan for cruise tourism.
Because Lisbon should become a destination of excellence, where available mobility options have a reduced impact on the environment and resident’s life quality,helping to foster opportunities and improve coexistence between residents and tourists.
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