The Paganella territory has a strong self-aware tourist identity. Tourism is the main source of wealth, but also a strong social identity marker. Almost everything rotates around the reception of visitors. Tourism remains the driving force for development of the resort: nature, services for families, and outdoor activities continue to be central to our presentation of value. These strong ties to tourism bring benefits as well as some problems, especially during the seasonal peaks when the pressure of visitors becomes difficult.
A territory like the Paganella with such a strong tourist identity is at risk of moulding itself to the needs of visitors, sometimes sacrificing the quality of life of local residents.
Accessibility and mobility are two central themes for improving the living conditions on the Altopiano. It is important to re-equilibrate our tourism, establishing a balance between quantity and quality, between development and environmental protection, between the needs of visitors and those of residents.
The Altopiano della Paganella has not yet found a way to overcome the separation between its villages, but is ready to strive for greater unity and cooperation.