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Sustainable tourism and envioremental education in Montesinho and International Douro Natural Parks: a case study.

Castro, José Paulo; Martins, Filomena Cardoso
Fonte: Instituto Politécnico de Bragança Publicador: Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
Tipo: Conferência ou Objeto de Conferência
ENG
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It is rather frequent to find references in scientific literature to the functions that Protected Natural Areas exert on local populations, especially in rural areas. Economic and social benefits to these areas are also another focus of attention. The International Douro and Montesinho Natural Parks are located in the district of Bragança, Northern Portugal. These protected natural areas are part of a strongly rural region which over recent decades has faced several types of problems, namely human desertification, abandonment of farming and poor investment in the economic sector. One aspect that we believe is pertinent to highlight is the possible use of tourism in these protected natural areas as a factor to boost sustainable development. It is therefore an important element to consider because these natural areas are a surplus value for rural areas which are weak in terms of economic and social development. The main purpose of our research carried out in those areas is to present proposals for the development of sustainable tourism and environmental education. Our methodology in order to collect the data comprises a survey questionnaire given to the visitors and tourists, tourism enterprises and local associations, but also an interview with different mayors. In this paper we will present the results obtained from the questionnaire given to the managers of tourism businesses located in the area of these two parks. It describes the type of tourism enterprises...

Foreign Informational Lobbying Can Enhance Tourism : Evidence from the Caribbean

Gawande, Kishore; Maloney, William; Montes Rojas, Gabriel V.
Fonte: Banco Mundial Publicador: Banco Mundial
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There exist legal channels for informational lobbying of U.S. policymakers by foreign principals. Foreign governments and private sector principals frequently and intensively use this institutional channel to lobby on trade and tourism issues. This paper empirically studies whether such lobbying effectively achieves its goal of trade promotion in the context of Caribbean tourism, and suggests the potential for using foreign lobbying as a vehicle for development. Panel data are used to explore and quantify the association between foreign lobbying by Caribbean principals and U.S. tourist arrivals to Caribbean destinations. A variety of sensitivity analyses support the finding of a strong association. The policy implications are obvious and potentially important for developing countries.

Biometrics for Hospitality and Tourism: A New Wave of Information Technology

Kang, Bomi; Brewer, Kathleen Pearl; Bai, Billy
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
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The technologies that empower biometrics have been around for a number of years, but until recently these technologies have been viewed as exotic. In the not too distant future biometrics will be used to regulate internal processes and to improve services in the hospitality and tourism industries. This paper provides an understanding of the current use of biometrics in general and its practical value for the future in hospitality and tourism. The study presents a review of current practices of biometrics with special reference to the hospitality and tourism businesses, addresses key issues imposed by this technology, and identifies business and marketing implications for these industries.

Participación de las mujeres en las empresas turísticas privadas y comunitarias de Bahías de Huatulco, México. ¿Hacia un cambio en el rol de género?; Participation of women in private and community-based tourism businesses in the bays of Huatulco, Mexico. Are they heading towards a change in the gender role?

Fernández Aldecua, María José; Martínez Barón, Luz Adriana
Fonte: Murcia, Universidad de Murcia, Servicio de Publicaciones Publicador: Murcia, Universidad de Murcia, Servicio de Publicaciones
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
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En esta investigación se abordan los procesos y formas de participación de las mujeres en dos tipos de empresas turísticas: empresas privadas y empresas comunitarias. El objetivo es, por un lado, determinar el nivel de empoderamiento de género alcanzado entre las empresarias privadas y las mujeres que participan en empresas de base comunitaria; y por otro lado, observar si dicho nivel de empoderamiento se relaciona con el tipo de empresa. La hipótesis de la investigación es que la estructura organizativa de la empresa influye en el proceso de empoderamiento de las mujeres que participan en ella. Los métodos empleados fueron mixtos: encuestas, entrevistas y observación. Los resultados de esta investigación señalan que las mujeres que pertenecen a empresas con una estructura organizativa de tipo comunitario han logrado un mayor nivel de empoderamiento que las mujeres que participan en las empresas con un esquema organizativo privado.; ABSTRACT This research addresses the processes and forms of women’s participation in two types of tourism businesses: private enterprises and community-based enterprises. The aim is, first, to determine the level of gender empowerment reached between the private and community businesses, and on the other hand...

The role of small tourism businesses in urban tourism development: A case study of Indianapolis

Cecil, Amanda K.
Fonte: [Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University Publicador: [Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University
Tipo: Doctoral Dissertation
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Thesis (PhD) - Indiana University, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 2005; The problem of this study was to construct a testable model by investigating the dimensions of small tourism businesses and to explore if these characteristics predict support of tourism development in Indianapolis, Indiana. Based on the review of literature, a number of variables were identified for use in the study. A proposed model was developed and small tourism businesses were examined in terms of the type of business activity, type of business ownership, motivation of business ownership, financial success, projected growth, business geographical location, its customer base, and the business' level of community involvement. To answer the research questions, an instrument was developed and administered to small tourism businesses located in one of the six Indianapolis cultural districts (Broad Ripple Village, Wholesale, Fountain Square/Southeast Neighborhood, Downtown Canal, Mass Avenue, and Indiana Avenue Cultural District). For this project, a small tourism business was defined as a business with less than 40 full-time employees, very small market share, annual revenue less than $250,000, or limited infrastructure and assets...

Ensuring that Australia has the right policies in place to attract and meet the expectations of inbound Chinese tourism

Sheng, Olga Yi
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Relatório
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The current state of Australian Inbound Tourism Market is changing with a decline in visitors from traditional source markets like New Zealand, the United States and Europe. At the same time, visitors from Asian countries, in particular Chinese has seen an increase. It is predicted that the Chinese Market will be the largest source market for tourists to Australia in 20 17(Breakey et al., 2008) where there will be a Chinese tourism boom similar to the Japanese tourism boom to Australia. The Japanese tourism boom saw a dramatic increase in the Australian accommodation and airlines industries and the boom lasted decades. Chinese tourism is now worth over US$3.3 billion a year to the Australian economy, making it the largest market in terms of economic value. If Australia's tourism industry is to thrive in the future, a key component will be its ability to attract and meet the expectations of Chinese tourists. This research aims to examine and investigate factors and Australian policies which may influence the decisions of Chinese tourists choosing Australia as a tourist destination. A segmentation analysis is used to figure out the different segments of Chinese tourists to determine how Australia can cater its marketing strategies to encourage more visitors from China. Five major groups of Chinese tourists to Australia has been investigated...

Africa Region Tourism Strategy : Transformation through Tourism - Harnessing Tourism for Growth and Improved Livelihoods

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: PSD, Privatization and Industrial Policy; Economic & Sector Work
ENGLISH; EN_US
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This paper presents the strategy vision for Africa of promoting tourism. The strategy relies on four pillars: policy reforms, capacity building, private sector linkages, and product competitiveness. Working closely with client countries, implementation of the Africa Region Tourism Strategy, will focus interventions in these four areas in order to address the persistent constraints to the growth of tourism in Africa. Combined, these interventions will enable high-demand tourism products to compete in the global marketplace. The approach is region-wide; it engages staff across the Bank's Africa Region. Implementation will be led by Africa Region s Finance and Private Sector Development Department (AFTFP). The World Bank Group support to the Africa tourism sector is currently 120 million US dollars. It could reach 500 US dollars million by 2015, generating as many as 300,000 direct formal jobs. The report examines the social, environmental, and economic risks associated with poorly managed tourism, and offers recommendations based on years of experience with tourism projects.This review has provided a snapshot of what Bank has been doing to support tourism development...

Taxing Tourism in Developing Countries : Principles for Improving the Investment Climate Through Simple, Fair, and Transparent Taxation

Corthay, Laurent; Loeprick, Jan
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Brief; Publications & Research
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A good investment climate for tourism, underpinned by a sound tax regime, can play a central role in a government's growth and development strategy. Yet in many countries, tax systems for the tourism sector are characterized by exemption schemes and instruments that generate little revenue and burden business. This note focuses on the three main issues facing policymakers dealing with tourism taxation in developing countries: fiscal incentives, sector-specific levies, and value-added tax (VAT). It discusses different policy options to encourage tourism investments while ensuring sustainable revenue collection. A good business environment for tourism is essential to support the industry's central role in many countries' development strategies. Investments in the sector, which has significant growth potential among developing countries, can have important positive spillovers on poverty reduction. Tourism is a complex industry of numerous subsectors. It is challenging to define exactly what constitutes a tourism product and how to tax it; tourism is not a single commodity...

Madagascar Tourism Sector Review : Unlocking the Tourism Potential of an Unpolished Gem

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Investment Climate Assessment (ICA); Economic & Sector Work
ENGLISH; EN_US
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The island nation of Madagascar has a treasure trove of tourism assets, ranging from wildlife viewing to beach tourism to cultural encounters. Yet despite its undeniable tourism potential, its growth has been severely stunted by years of political instability and lack of action on necessary policy reforms and initiatives. While there is much that needs to be done for Madagascar to fulfill its potential in tourism, if adequately addressed, tourism can undoubtedly become a significant contributor to the country's economic revival. This review of the Madagascar tourism sector has been conducted as part of a larger Indian ocean regional tourism integration study. The principal objective of the synthesis is to highlight opportunities to strengthen the countries' tourism sectors through regional integration initiatives. This report is structured as follows: section one gives introduction to the Madagascar study; section two gives overview of the Madagascar tourism sector; section three presents key issues; section four gives recommendations; and section five gives conclusion.

Seychelles Tourism Sector Review : Sustaining Growth in a Successful Tourism Destination

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Investment Climate Assessment (ICA); Economic & Sector Work
ENGLISH; EN_US
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The Seychelles tourism sector today is a success story. No doubt, the Seychelles has been endowed with wonderful natural tourism assets in its beautiful beaches and mountain backdrops, but its success has also been due to good governance and strategic policy choices. With 24.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) directly attributable to tourism, the Seychelles must ensure that its tourism sector will continue to be competitive in the long-run. In that context, it will need to make difficult but critical choices about where the sector should be headed and how it should work towards that vision. This review of the Seychelles tourism sector has been conducted as part of a larger Indian ocean regional tourism integration study including similar reports on Mauritius, Comoros, and Madagascar. Each of these provides a brief sector overview that incorporates an up-to-date analysis of the country's tourism performance, highlights some of the sector's key challenges, and provides a select set of recommendations for addressing such challenges. The four sector reviews serve as a foundation for a synthesis policy note that addresses tourism at the regional level. This report is structured as follows: section one gives introduction to the Seychelles study; section two gives overview of the Seychelles tourism sector; section three presents key issues; section four gives recommendations; and section five gives conclusion.

The Way Forward for Indian Ocean Island Tourism Economies : Is There a Role for Regional Integration?

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Investment Climate Assessment (ICA); Economic & Sector Work
ENGLISH; EN_US
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In addition to some of the most acclaimed beaches in the world, the Indian ocean islands offer one of the planet's greatest concentrations of biodiversity and stunning landscapes that include active volcanoes, sculpted canyons, and verdant seaside cliffs. Yet, despite its many attributes and accolades, the region is not very well known within the global tourism marketplace. This note is an analysis aimed at assessing opportunities for tourism integration among the four Indian ocean island nations of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles. To inform this regional analysis and recommendations, the four reviews were conducted to provide a basis for understanding each country's tourism sector in terms of its development and current performance, contribution to the economy, and principal challenges. As a basis for analysis of the prospect of regional integration, the current state of tourism in each of the countries is considered within a regional context and recommendations for specific regional tourism integration initiatives are provided as guidance for the way forward. The tourism sector reviews were completed through a combination of desk research and country visits that involved consultations with a range of stakeholders from the public sector...

Local Economic Development and Tourism

Hayakawa, Tatsuji; Rivero, Monica
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Brief; Publications & Research
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The World Bank dropped its engagement in the tourism sector during the 1980s after twenty years of financing tourism projects which included infrastructure for resort sites, lines of credit for hotels, training, and investment in hotels and other tourism related projects. At the time, World Bank lending for tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) was just US$350 million per year. After the tourism department closed in the late 70s, some projects supporting tourism continued, but total annual lending for tourism fell to US$150 million by the mid-80s. It had reached a low of US$50 million by the mid-90s. To the mid-90s the trend started reversing itself and by 2007 annual lending for tourism grew to US$175 million, and is expected to pass the $550 million dollar mark during FY09. The World Bank's renewed interest in tourism derives from its direct and indirect roles in reducing poverty and achieving the United Nations millennium development goals. Tourism is currently estimated to contribute around 10 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP) and to be the largest contributor to employment worldwide. Thus tourism can impact positively on local economic development (LED) and...

Local Economic Development and Tourism

Hayakawa, Tatsuji; Rivero, Monica; Maria Solo, Tova
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Brief; Publications & Research
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As discussed in Hawkins and Mann (2007), the World Bank dropped its engagement in the tourism sector during the 1980s after twenty years of financing Bank's tourism projects which included infrastructure for resort sites, lines of credit for hotels, training, and some investment in hotels and other tourism related projects. At the time, World Bank lending for tourism in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) was just above US$350 million. After the tourism department closed in the late 70s, some projects supporting tourism continued, but total lending fell to US$150 million by the mid-80s. It had reached a low of US$50 million by the mid-90s. However, in the mid-90s the trend started reversing itself and by 2007 lending for tourism grew to US$175 million, and is expected to pass the $350 million dollar mark during 2008-09. The World Bank's renewed interest in tourism derives from its direct and indirect roles in reducing poverty and achieving the United Nations millennium development goals. Tourism is currently estimated to contribute around 10 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP) nowadays (Brida et al...

Ethiopia's Tourism Sector : Strategic Paths to Competitiveness and Job Creation

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Policy Note; Economic & Sector Work
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This study analyzes strategic intervention options that can inform the implementation process of Ethiopia s national tourism development policy in an effort to make the sector globally competitive. It also outlines the analytical foundations for technical assistance that will be provided to Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT) by the World Bank-funded Ethiopian Sustainable Tourism Development Program (ESTDP). This study uses the world economic forum tourism and travel competitiveness index and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Doing Business report to benchmark Ethiopia s tourism competitiveness with respect to that of countries such Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, and South Africa. It also draws lessons from and measures the tourism sector against other successful national economic sectors, such as floriculture. The focus of this study is on competitiveness at the value chain and destination levels. It identifies constraints affecting competitiveness and proposes strategic interventions that can help to address these challenges by taking advantage of existing opportunities. This study is mainly prepared for Ethiopia s tourism policymakers, particularly in MoCT. Secondary audiences include tourism-related ministries and public institutions...

Setting Standards for Sustainable Tourism: An analysis of US tourism certification programs

Poser, Elizabeth
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project Formato: 746043 bytes; application/pdf
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As one of the biggest industries in the world, tourism has huge positive and negative socioeconomic, cultural and environmental impacts. Over the past fifteen years, a plethora of tourism certification programs have sprung up worldwide in an effort to recognize tourism businesses who truly work to reduce negative impacts by using sustainable practices. This worldwide proliferation of tourism certification programs, however, has led to consumer confusion, lack of brand recognition and widely varying standards. With a global accreditation body looming on the horizon that aims to create a single recognizable sustainable tourism brand, tourism certification programs will soon have the opportunity to become accredited by complying with minimum standards that will be determined by the Sustainable Tourism Stewardship Council. Accreditation will provide certification programs with the legitimacy and credibility they need to differentiate their programs, and thus the certified tourism businesses, from others with weaker standards, and may eventually lead to a shift of the tourism industry towards more sustainable practices. Here I use the best practice standards for tourism certification programs as laid out in the Mohonk Agreement, and the recently released Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria...

Environmental Management and the Competitiveness of Nature-Based Tourism Destinations

Huybers, Twan; Bennett, Jeffrey
Fonte: Kluwer Academic Publishers Publicador: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Environmental management at nature-based tourism destinations includes a private and a public component. The former refers to voluntary environmental protection activities carried out by individual (and groups of) tourism operators. These activities are motivated by the dependence of the product provided by the tourism industry on the quality of the natural environment. Public sector management, on the other hand, refers to the environmental regulations imposed on tourism businesses. The overall environmental management structure has a dual effect on the competitiveness of the tourism industry at nature-based tourism destinations. While the industry may benefit from environmental management through demand stimulation, the tourism businesses also incur the associated management related costs. In this paper, the overall effect of environmental management on competitiveness, as measured by aggregate tourism industry profitability, is estimated in a case study of Tropical North Queensland.

Estratégias competitivas para empresas turísticas: um estudo no setor hoteleiro de um município do litoral catarinense; Competitive strategies for tourism businesses: a study in the hotel sector of a coastal city in Brazil

Gohr, Cláudia Fabiana; Santos, Luciano Costa
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Comunicações e Artes Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Comunicações e Artes
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; ; ; ; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 01/08/2010 POR
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O tema estratégias tem sido um assunto que está cada vez mais em evidência nos estudos organizacionais. No turismo não tem sido diferente, embora grande parte da literatura apresente estudos relacionados às estratégias que buscam desenvolver os diferentes destinos turísticos. Esse artigo tem como principal objetivo identificar as estratégias competitivas adotadas pelas empresas do setor hoteleiro de um município catarinense com elevado fluxo de turistas. A pesquisa caracterizou-se como um estudo de caso, de caráter descritivo. As técnicas de coleta de dados adotadas foram a entrevista semi-estruturada, a observação passiva e a análise documental. Os resultados mostraram que as estratégias adotadas pelo setor estão relacionadas com a própria estrutura competitiva, que faz com que as empresas adotem um conjunto diversificado de estratégias.; The theme of strategies has been a subject that is increasingly in evidence in organizational studies. Tourism research has not been different, although much of the literature present studies related to strategies aimed at developing tourism destinations. The objective of this article is to identify strategies adopted by the hotel sector in a Brazilian coastal city with an elevated tourism flow. The research was characterized as a descriptive case study. The techniques of data collection were the semi-structured interview...

Turismo e inovação em espaços rurais: estudo de caso da rede européia de turismo de aldeia; Tourism and innovation in rural areas: the case study of the european network of village tourism

Rodrigues, Apolónia; Rodrigues, Áurea
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Comunicações e Artes Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Comunicações e Artes
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; ; ; ; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 01/04/2009 POR
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The consumer behaviour in tourism has been changing leading to the development of a more specialized and sophisticated market focused on specific activities that can be developed at local level. In this context, rural areas have a special appeal to tourists because of the mystique attached to rural and cultural historical, ethical, characteristics of these specific geographic areas. The tourism businesses in rural areas are mostly micro-enterprises and SMEs. The phenomenon of globalization has created great pressure on small and medium enterprises, which have difficulty in forming a unified destination and distribute their products in a comprehensive manner. In this context, have emerged in recent years new forms of interaction between different stakeholders, including players from both the public and private sectors, as well as local populations, in which all join efforts for the development and implementation of networks in tourist destinations. In this context, the development of partnerships and implementation of joint strategic operations and marketing can reduce the isolation and allowing small businesses to use resources more efficiently. However, there is little literature to show that the integration of SMEs operating in the tourism sector in networks can be used as a source of innovation that contributes to local development. In this paper we present a case study on the impact of innovation with the implementation of a European Network of Village Tourism in five European regions.; O comportamento do consumidor em turismo tem vindo a alterar-se intensamente levando ao desenvolvimento de um mercado mais especializado e sofisticado centrado nas actividades específicas que podem ser desenvolvidas a nível local. Neste contexto...

Cooperate or not, that is the Question: variables associated with the propensity of tourism micro and small enterprises (MSEs) to cooperate; Cooperar o no, es la Cuestión: las variables asociadas con la propensión a cooperar por parte de micro y pequeñas empresas (MYPE) de turismo; Cooperar ou Não, Eis a Questão: variáveis associadas à Propensão a Cooperar por parte de Micro e Pequenas Empresas (MPE) do Turismo

Costa, Helena Araujo; Albuquerque, Pedro Henrique Melo
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Comunicações e Artes Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Comunicações e Artes
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; ; ; ; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 13/04/2013 POR
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O objetivo do artigo é explorar variáveis possivelmente associadas à propensão a participar de ações de cooperação por parte de micro e pequenas empresas do turismo. Foram selecionadas sete variáveis a partir da literatura: (1) atividade principal, (2) faturamento, (3) formalização do empreendimento, (4) localização, (5) consolidação da empresa, no que diz respeito a sua idade e número de funcionários, (6) qualificação e (7) participação em conflitos. O estudo empírico foi realizado com 209 MPE localizadas em três estados brasileiros (Ceará, Piauí e Maranhão). Valendo-se de uma abordagem quantitativa multivariada, aplicou-se um questionário estruturado e a técnica de regressão logística para a análise estatística dos dados. Os efeitos apurados mostram que, na realidade investigada, as MPE que apresentam menos propensão a cooperar com outras empresas do turismo da cidade são as mais antigas e do setor de alimentação. Por outro lado, as empresas que mais tendem a cooperar são as formais e que participaram de cursos de qualificação. Não há indícios de que as demais variáveis analisadas tenham influência sobre a propensão a cooperar.; El objetivo de este trabajo es explorar posibles variables asociadas con la propensión a participar en acciones de cooperación por las micro y pequeñas empresas turísticas. Siete variables fueron analizadas: (1) la actividad principal...

Fent barri: heritage tourism policy and neighbourhood scaling in Ciutat de Mallorca

Morell,Marc
Fonte: Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia - CRIA Publicador: Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia - CRIA
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/11/2009 EN
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This paper explores the meanings of the local expression fer barri (neighbourhood making) in a gentrifying area located in the Historic Centre of Ciutat de Mallorca (Spain). After closely examining the relation of fer barri with tourism in Mallorca, I analyse the tensions between the urban planning schemes unleashed by the public authorities upon this heritage-loaded territory and the practices of its inhabitants. I argue that the concept of neighbourhood scaling best accounts for the social relations that this sub-urban context embodies, given the hierarchy of forces impinging on it (urban, regional, national, global). Urban policy plans and organised residents scale the neighbourhood in conflictual terms. Some follow a tourism-dependent logic and try to promote the neighbourhood along the lines of heritage, its centrality or by setting up large events. In addition to State-led policies, tourism businesses and real estate enterprises, urban movements often depicted as oppositional groups have their own understanding of fer barri. This is an understanding of contradictory kind since in their attempts to contest capital accumulation by placing a value on the neighbourhood, urban movements can also unintentionally pave the way for both renewal and gentrification. A thorough analysis of the local term fer barri therefore reveals contrasting projects of neighbourhood scaling.