Investigating Cultural Dimensions in Sustainable Tourism: Carrying Capacity Assessment and GIS-based Management Strategies for Historic Buildings

Investigating Cultural Dimensions in Sustainable Tourism: Carrying Capacity Assessment and GIS-based Management Strategies for Historic Buildings

Sana SIMOU, Khadija BABA, Yassine RAZZOUK, Abderrahman NOUNAH

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Abstract. This research delves into the sustainability of tourism at Tour Hassan, a historic building in Morocco, by examining its carrying capacity and implementing GIS-based management strategies. As a significant cultural heritage site, Tour Hassan draws a considerable number of visitors. The study involves a comprehensive assessment of the site’s carrying capacity, encompassing visitor flow analysis, infrastructure evaluation, and spatial limitations. Informed management strategies are then devised based on these findings. Leveraging Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data-driven decision-making processes are employed to optimize visitor experiences while safeguarding the historical building’s integrity. This case study provides valuable insights into the effective management of tourism in historic sites, ensuring their long-term conservation and sustainable development.

Carrying Capacity, GIS Management, Sustainable Tourism, Historic Buildings

Published online 3/15/2024, 8 pages
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Citation: Sana SIMOU, Khadija BABA, Yassine RAZZOUK, Abderrahman NOUNAH, Investigating Cultural Dimensions in Sustainable Tourism: Carrying Capacity Assessment and GIS-based Management Strategies for Historic Buildings, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 40, pp 311-318, 2024


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