The MONITUR Project aims to build an integrated and holistic evaluation model to measure and monitor the development of sustainable tourism in the Algarve.

The above general objective is associated with the following specific goals:

  • To identify the main areas and respective variables and indicators to assess this development in a holistic, comprehensive and sustainable perspective;
  • To quantify these indicators for residents (for 16 municipalities)and tourists (from the main source markets), both in high and low seasons;
  • To gather environmental data from accommodation companies;
  •  To design and implement an online decision support system (DSS), meant to be the main way to promote and transfer knowledge, allowing all stakeholders to easily access up-to-date information to support their decision-making processes.