Sustainable tourism, integrated management and mature destinations in the mediterranean basin. Sustainable and accessible tourism action plan of palau (sardinia, italy)

Stefano Renoldi
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Keyword: Sustainable Tourism, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Mediterranean basin, Mature and declining destinations, Sardinia, Palau Action Plan
This paper summarizes main findings arising from Sustainable and Accessible Tourism Action Plan for the Municipality of Palau, a notable sea-sand-sun destination located in the Mediterranean Basin in north-eastern coast of Sardinia. Recognizing increasingly declining signals in a mature tourist context, Palau Action Plan declines the EU framework into the local dimension. Through the adoption of an integrated approach, it moves towards diversification, an higher quality and innovation of the supply of tourist services, based on respective comparative advantages and developed on thematic tourist products.