International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Evaluation of Tourism Development in the National Parks of Spain
Dr. José Antonio Sotelo Navalpotro, Dr. Fernando García Quiroga, María Sotelo Pérez

Tourism in Spain has been traditionally one of the most important sectors for the economy of the country, even being at present time the only sector in growth inside the context of the current economic crisis. Though traditionally tourism in Spain has been linked with the sun and the beach, the new demands of the national and international tourists are generating a greater movement towards other forms of tourism, especially the ones that presents environmental values, which has originated an increase in the number of visits to the National Parks in Spain during the last years. Along the present article, the evolution of tourism will be analyzed in the set of the Spanish National Parks, and the importance of these as development vectors inside the areas of territorial influence where they are located, and also the possible negative impacts derived from the increase of the tourist activity.

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