Presentation on theme: "POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF TOURISM – ICELAND (MEDC)"— Presentation transcript:
1 POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF TOURISM – ICELAND (MEDC) THE SHARE OF TOURISM IN ICELAND’S GDPIn 2010, the share of tourism in Iceland’s GDP was 6%
2 INTERNATIONAL VISITORS AND CRUISES Visitors to Iceland have more than doubled since Their number had risen to 673,000 by ve ECONOMICSince 2000, cruise ship passengers to Iceland have increased by 12% per year. +ve ECONOMIC
3 INTERNATIONAL VISITORS BY SEASON Around 47% of visitors in 2012 came during the three summer months (Jun.–Aug.) +ve ECONOMICUnder 25% during winter (6 months) –ve ECONOMIC
4 RECREATION PURCHASED IN ICELAND visitors were particularly interested in recreational activities involving nature experiences, health and wellbeing. +veSwimming and warm spring baths were the most popular among international visitors during summer and winter.
5 Grimsnes – holiday homes 1500 holiday homes – 356 permanent residents –ve environmental
6 GULLFOSS waterfallHoneypot site (coach trips) –ve environmental