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Tourism planning and development in Latin America.

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This book attempts to overcome past research negligence by focusing exclusively on tourism development, planning and impacts in a wide range of Latin American countries. It aims to widen the documentation and understanding of tourism in the sub-region in the English literature. The book has ten chapters, eight of them dealing with tourism development in one particular country and the remaining two...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 8)

Strategies for regional tourism development in Argentina. A path with new initiatives for tourism dispersal policies.

This chapter analyses tourism development and policies in Argentina from an economic perspective. Recognizing that Argentina's geographical position (located away from the rest of the world and from the main outbound travel markets) produces social and economic uncertainty in the country's tourism development, the chapter focuses on tourism strategies that will stimulate regional economic growth and generate jobs while at the same time ensuring their equitable distribution throughout the country. Based on literature related to regional development and tourism dispersal, this chapter describes the current Argentine national and regional scenarios, discusses tourism policies at both national and regional/provincial levels and addresses tourism distribution from the demand and supply sides. It is argued that there are several potentialities and opportunities for a better distribution of tourism benefits for several regions of the country and that specific tourism dispersal policies and strategies at the national level can have a highly positive impact to attract visitors and benefit from tourism.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 31) The commitment to sustainable tourism and the development of indigenous tourism in Chile. Author(s): Maza, F. de la Calfucura, E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 49) Tourism development in Colombia: between conflict and peace. Author(s): Zapata-Aguirre, S. López-Zapata, L. Mejía-Alzate, M. L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 66) Ecotourism development in Costa Rica. Author(s): Bermúdez-Elizondo, M. Araúz-Beita, I. Arias-Navarro, A. Borbon-Sandí, R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 86) The challenges of natural and cultural heritages of Galapagos and Quito, Ecuador. Author(s): Muñoz-Barriga, A. Maldonado Pérez, G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 104) Tourism development in Mexico. Author(s): Osorio-García, M. Novo, G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 123) Panama, the 'affordable exotic destination': planned tourism success and its unplanned consequences. Author(s): Montero, C. G.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 138) The impacts of tourism in economic growth and development in Uruguay. Author(s): Brida, J. G. Lanzilotta, B. Pizzolon, F. Rodríguez Brindis, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 156) Peru and Nicaragua: tourism development in post-conflict eras. Author(s): Monterrubio, C. Andriotis, K. Stylidis, D. Babb, F. E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 173) Ecuador and Panama: lifestyle mobilities, the golden years and the quest for Paradise. Author(s): Montero, C. G.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789243048
  • Record Number
  • 20203280823