Observations on the State of Tourism in Italy

  •  F. M. Accardo    


In this paper, we analyze the features of the structures and tourist’s hotels in the years 2003-2008. In particular, we studied the presence of tourists in hotels. The official statistical data on tourism reported in this article were provided by ISTAT. One of the main economic resource in Italy is the tourism sector. The tourism sector is growing and it is an important source of income for the Italian economy and the world. The growth and spread of tourism causes excessive consumption of natural resources related to intensive building. This inevitably leads to an alteration of the natural habitat. In Italy the system of official statistics on tourism offers a variety of sources, most of which are represented by ISTAT. The tourist’s hotel structures in Italy are made up of complementary facilities such as hotels and campsites, tourist villages, bed and breakfasts, etc. The environment is the cornerstone of the tourism product, and it inevitably suffers the environmental changes. Diversification and quality are key competitive factors in the tourism sector. Therefore, the farm is one of the sectors in which investment is convenient. The Italian farm holiday is the fourth largest in Europe after France, Germany and Great Britain. Farmhouses must meet user’s expectations; economists say: “experience good user satisfaction”.

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