CABI Regional Tourism Series Series

Tourism Planning and Development in Latin America

August 2020
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  • Published
    3rd August 2020
  • ISBN 9781789243048
  • Language English
  • Pages 216 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

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

Carlos Monterrubio

Carlos Monterrubio is at Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico.

Konstantinos Andriotis, PhD

Konstantinos Andriotis is a Professor in Tourism at Middlesex University London. He holds a PhD in Tourism Development and Planning (Bournemouth University, 2000) and a Post Doc in Tourism Marketing (Hellenic Open University, 2006). He edits International Journal of Tourism Policy, Journal of Qualitative Research in Tourism and the CABI Regional Tourism Series. He has an h-index of 32 and more than 4500 citations. He was listed in the Stanford University list of top 2 per cent of scientists in the World. His research interests include tourism development and planning, alternative forms of tourism, tourism experience and degrowth.

Dimitrios Stylidis

Dimitrios Stylidis, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in Tourism Marketing at the University of Crete, Greece. Prior to this, he was Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Research Cluster Leader at Middlesex University London, and a Postdoc Researcher and Visiting Lecturer at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Dimitrios holds an MSc and PhD in tourism from the University of Surrey, U.K. His research interests include place image and marketing, tourist destination image and behavior, tourism impacts and sustainable development. His work has been published in several journals including Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, and Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

regional tourism development; indigenous tourism; Latin America; postconflict tourism; affordable exotic destination; sustainable tourism