The ARTUR project aims first to assess the impact of tourism on air quality and secondly to investigate how air quality could be a criterion to increase the competitiveness of a tourism destination, focusing on the central region of Portugal.

To this purpose, the work is structured into 5 specific tasks:

  • T1. Characterization of tourism sector and its emissions
  • T2. Impact assessment of tourism on air quality
  • T3. Evaluation of air quality on the attractiveness of touristic destinations
  • T4. Assessment of how visitors' behaviour can influence air quality
  • T5. Guidelines to support future strategies on tourism sector