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TitleImpacts of Mass Tourism... Mallorca
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AbstractAbstract

Tourism can have positive as well as negative effects on a region. It depends on theTourism can have positive as well as negative effects on a region. It depends on the

kind of tourism developed in the tourist area. In the case of this dissertation, the aimkind of tourism developed in the tourist area. In the case of this dissertation, the aim

is to link the new phenomenon of tourist colonization with the growth of massis to link the new phenomenon of tourist colonization with the growth of mass

tourism. For this assignment the research will take place on the island of Majorca,tourism. For this assignment the research will take place on the island of Majorca,

which, like other areas of the Mediterranean, has suffered the consequences of anwhich, like other areas of the Mediterranean, has suffered the consequences of an

uncontrolled development of tourism: cultural and uncontrolled development of tourism: cultural and environmental damages.environmental damages.

Theories about mass tourism and its economic, physical and cultural effects, neo-Theories about mass tourism and its economic, physical and cultural effects, neo-

colonialism and new environmental policies will be examined and linked to the casecolonialism and new environmental policies will be examined and linked to the case

of Majorca.of Majorca.

The most important point of this dissertation is the study of sociocultural impacts.The most important point of this dissertation is the study of sociocultural impacts.

Among a variety of tourism effects, the research pays attention to those in relation toAmong a variety of tourism effects, the research pays attention to those in relation to

the local community because the impact of mass tourism on local populations isthe local community because the impact of mass tourism on local populations is

always significant. To collect all the information for this particular research, twoalways significant. To collect all the information for this particular research, two

different questionnaires were made, one addressed to tourists and another one todifferent questionnaires were made, one addressed to tourists and another one to

residents.residents.

The results prove that tourism development in Majorca contributed to improvingThe results prove that tourism development in Majorca contributed to improving

quality of life and increasing intercultural exchange, but that it also led to thequality of life and increasing intercultural exchange, but that it also led to the

constitution of ghettos and to a relative loss of the island’s identity. These differentconstitution of ghettos and to a relative loss of the island’s identity. These different

factors enable to assimilate tourism to a factors enable to assimilate tourism to a kind of neo-colonialism.kind of neo-colonialism.

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