The impact of tourism in a city can occur in very different ways. Since everything will depend on the type of tourist that is visiting it, as well as on the tourism that is promoted in the same one, or in the one that is enabled to be carried out. It also depends on the type of tourist image that the city has created.
We can take as an example “sun and beach” tourism, which is capable of immediately affecting coastal cities. This usually has such a great impact that it ends up affecting its landscape and soil, since it usually requires the construction of hotels, among other architectures.
All this with the purpose of having a place where the tourist can feel comfortably received. However, although economically it can be a great income for the city, for those who live in it, it may not be the best option.
If you are wondering how tourism can impact a city in a positive way, then you have to bet on cultural tourism. Since this does not seek to change anything about the site in which it takes place and, in fact, encourages a lot of respect for it.
In this case, what is offered to tourists is a much more personal and direct contact experience with the urban heritage they wish to visit. Therefore, museums, galleries, art centers, and even squares, among other places that do not generate so much negative impact, are given much value.
And in this way, different profiles of tourism in a city can continue to be drawn, as is the case of the natural mass tourism, which goes to the places inspired by the landscapes themselves. And, of those that remain, they will not always be good. But it will also depend on the behavior of the tourist.