The impact of holiday homes on the environment and social capacity of Kapparis, Cyprus
Cooper, Sean (2007) The impact of holiday homes on the environment and social capacity of Kapparis, Cyprus. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.
This study aims to consider the impacts of tourism in Kapparis, Cyprus. It looks at holiday home developments which have dominated the coastline and also looks at social capacity using Doxey's Irridex (1975). Questionnaires, interviews and land use mapping were used to asses the impacts of tourism, socially and physically on Kapparis. To investigate social capacity, Doxey's Irridex was used on Kapparis locals and tourists using a survey. It was considered that Kapparis is currently in a state of "Euphoria" according to the Irridex, and was established that there are developments built in the wrong planning zones and some on conservation zones. The impact tourism has had on Kapparis is great, as development has increased and improved the village for both tourists and locals. However, this continued level of development also has negative impacts on social character and environmental quality. For Kapparis to overcome issues such as this, political endorsement of national environmental organisations is crucial.
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