Impacts of Tourism

YEAR: 2014 | TERM: B




Ahmed Blanco; Vincent J. D'Ambrosio; Andrew J. La Manna; Kevin P. Martin


Michael John Aghajanian

Venice is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe. Over the course of Venice’s history, it has evolved from a massive trade empire to a major tourist hotspot. Our objective is to quantify and analyze the impacts of tourism on Venice. Most of these impacts are economical. Therefore, we researched the revenue that tourists provide and the costs they exert on the city. In addition, we extracted the taxes from the revenue to compare how much tourism benefits the city versus the costs. After thorough analysis and calculations, we were able to determine that tourists have a net benefit on the city, but not all tourists are equal in that regard.