An Integrative Approach to Tourism: Lessons from the Andes of Peru

Ross E. Mitchell, Paul F.J. Eagles
2001 Journal of Sustainable Tourism  
This study compares the Andean communities of Taquile Island and Chiquian, Peru, which differ in their level of integration for their respective tourism sector. Integration was primarily defined by percentage of local people employed, type and degree of participation, decision-making power, and ownership in the local tourism sector. Principally social and economic aspects were measured and evaluated, recognising that considerable local support and participation in tourism decision making are
more » ... ked to issues of ownership and control. It was found that higher levels of integration would lead to enhanced socioeconomic benefits for the community. A framework for community integration was developed that could help guide research, planning, development and evaluation of community-based tourism projects.
doi:10.1080/09669580108667386 fatcat:646434o2rrg7raxegckvzfdipa