Associated with tourism development, there are social, economic, environmental and destination management effects whose monitoring and assessment are important tools to guarantee a balanced and sustainable growth of tourism destinations. These dimensions are monitored by a set of indicators, which were scrutinized based on several criteria and validated by tourism stakeholders, in order to assess and diagnose the sustainability of the tourist activity in the Algarve.

Economic benefits of destination



social impacts/ local satisfaction with tourism

Cultural impacts

Gender Equality

Accessibility and inclusion

Health and Safety

Energy management

Water management

Wastewater management

solid waste management

CO2 emissions


Air Quality and noise

Sustainable tourism management in tourism companies

Tourists satisfaction