Tourism Planning and Development in Latin America
Despite the significance of tourism to the economic, social and environmental structures of Central and South America, little has been documented in the English literature about tourism in this sub-region, which in terms of population size, ranks fourth in the world with 652 million inhabitants.
The first of its kind, this book focuses exclusively on tourism development, planning and their impacts in a wide number of Central and South American countries. It covers experiences, challenges, successful and unsuccessful stories, specific cases, and other tourism related issues of twelve countries in total. Each chapter is authored by scholars who have done extensive research on tourism in the countries covered.
1: Strategies for regional tourism development in Argentina. A path with new initiatives for tourism dispersal policies
2: The commitment to sustainable tourism and the development of indigenous tourism in Chile
3: Tourism development in Colombia: between conflict and peace
4: Ecotourism development in Costa Rica
5: The challenges of natural and cultural heritages of Galapagos and Quito, Ecuador
6: Tourism development in Mexico
7: Panama, the "affordable exotic destination": planned tourism success and its unplanned consequences
8: The impacts of tourism in economic growth and development in Uruguay
9: Peru and Nicaragua: tourism development in postconflict eras
10: Ecuador and Panama: Lifestyle mobilities, the golden years and the quest for paradise