in: Management and Conservation of Mediterranean Environments, Rui Alexandre Castanho,José Martín Gallardo, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.159-172, 2021
Increasing the competitiveness of the tourism industry of the Mediterranean countries by creating more and better jobs with the sustainable growth of tourism is the main goal of all countries. However, the development of tourism in the Mediterranean countries and the effects are not compatible with each other. This chapter will explain tourism and economic growth nexus: the case of Mediterranean countries. The first part of the study examined the contribution of tourism to the world economy, and then the Mediterranean region were discussed. When the contributions were analyzed, it was determined that North and South are divided into two. By demonstrating that the environmental effects of growth in tourism are different, policy recommendations have been made to these two separate Mediterranean regions.