4. Mass Tourism

Case study Tenerife    (1/8)

What changes are occuring on the Canary Island of Tenerife? What kind of "virus" is spreading from the island shores? This is a module about land use change, so the expansion of the red areas has something to do with this. But why is there land use change on Tenerife?

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The potential future growth of settlements on the island of Tenerife.
Source: Naumann 2008


But why are the settlements, villages and cities expanding this far on such a remote island? The growth is not visible on the whole island but only in some regions, especially in the North East and in the South of the island. What could be the reasons? Find out more on the following pages...

Simulated settlement cells in the year 2026.
Source: Naumann 2008