Download e-book for iPad: Tourism in Latin America: Cases of Success by Alexandre Panosso Netto, Luiz Gonzaga Godoi Trigo

By Alexandre Panosso Netto, Luiz Gonzaga Godoi Trigo

This e-book provides 11 case reviews of good fortune approximately Latin the US tourism. The circumstances are embedded in a framework describing the commercial and cultural foundations of tourism improvement within the continent. Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Costa Rica are many of the Latin international locations that have turn into examples and versions for touristic improvement, recognize for the surroundings and social inclusion. The ebook showcases the very best practices, besides an research of the way those tasks helped enhancing the environmental and social atmosphere and the way go back on investments has been ensured. Latin the USA is proven as a very good instance, with the Gross household manufactured from the continent increasing intensely within the tertiary region like rest, hospitality, commute, tourism, leisure, gastronomy, occasions and indoor and outdoors activity. This e-book is a worthwhile source either for execs within the tourism and for researchers in tourism management.

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In that region, the agricultural exporting economy was rapidly substituted by the tourism economy in the second half of the twentieth century (CEPAL, 2010). After 1980 tourism exports started accounting for more than half of total service exports in several Caribbean islands. In Antigua and Barbuda the share of tourism in total exports achieved the incredible level of 81 % in 1989 (CEPAL, 2011)! In middle 1990s, the participation of tourism in the Caribbean economy started to decrease. Several economic diversification policies were implemented in order to reduce the dependence from tourism.

The Andes and the Patagonia offer many alternatives for snow and mountain tourism, including winter sports and adventure. Besides these elements of uncontestable prominence, many other areas in LAC offer relevant natural attractions. The region has 36 natural World Heritage sites (UNESCO, 2013). 7 Brazil is at the top of this list with more than 3,000 known species. According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI), which was developed by the World Economic Forum (WEF, 2013), Brazil has the best set of natural tourist attractions of the world.

Besides, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela and Bolivia are also part of the world elite in terms of natural tourist attractions. The set of cultural tourist attractions of LAC is also notable. Pre-Colombian ruins spread from North to South. Machu Picchu and the Mexican pyramids are probably the most prominent sites. Besides, the region offers relevant cultural attractions related to the colonial and recent history of each country. At total, LAC has 91 cultural World Heritage sites (UNESCO, 2013).

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