Measuring Tourism Sustainability: Proposal for a Composite Index

  title={Measuring Tourism Sustainability: Proposal for a Composite Index},
  author={Juan Ignacio Pulido Fern{\'a}ndez and Marcelino S{\'a}nchez Rivero},
  journal={Tourism Economics},
  pages={277 - 296}
The methodological bases are established for the design of a global composite index, the ST index, to measure tourism sustainability. Tourism sustainability is a fairly complex concept due to its latent, multidimensional and relative nature. A method based on factor loadings is proposed to construct a global tourism sustainability index. After comparing it with various theoretical approaches, the authors apply it to the Spanish system of environmental tourism indicators. The robustness of the… 

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