The Planning of Tourism on Rural Areas: The Stakeholders' Perceptions of the Boticas Municipality (Northeastern Portugal)

Paula Remoaldo, Isabel Freitas, Olga Matos, Hélder Lopes, Sara Silva, Maria Dolores Sánchez Fernández, José Cadima Ribeiro, Vitor Ribeiro
  • European Countryside, January 2017, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/euco-2017-0030

Rural Development; Tourism Planning; Perceptions;Tourist Attributes; Stakeholders.

What is it about?

Most of the strategies developed to “save” rural territories in Europe have not been successful. One of the main problems has been the adoption of the top-down paradigm in the approach to the development of those territories. The main objective of this paper is to present the perceptions of the local (including the residents) and regional stakeholders acting at Boticas towards the set of resources available and the development of the tourism industry.

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor Paula P.R. Remoaldo, Professor José Cadima Ribeiro, vitor Ribeiro, Hélder Lopes, and Sara Silva