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Transforming Mature Tourism Resorts into Sustainable Tourism Destinations through Participatory Integrated Approaches: The Case of Puerto de la Cruz

Serafin Corral (), Jesús Hernández (), Manuel Navarro-Ibáñez () and José Luis Rivero Ceballos ()
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Jesús Hernández: Departamento de Geografía, Facultad de Geografía e Historia, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Campus de Guajara, La Laguna (Tenerife) 38200, Spain
José Luis Rivero Ceballos: Departamento de Economía Aplicada y Métodos Cuantitativos, Facultad de Economía, Empresa y Turismo, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Campus de Guajara, La Laguna (Tenerife) 38200, Spain

Sustainability, 2016, vol. 8, issue 7, 1-17

Abstract: Transforming mature tourism resorts has evolved toward a greater involvement of public authorities and away from the mere renovation of public spaces. Authorities today are required to lead the reorganization of tourism activities through the development of co-operative networks between all stakeholders involved. In this paper, a participatory integrated approach has been designed and implemented in collaboration with Spanish authorities and the tourism sector to propose a strategy to achieve the renovation of tourism resorts. This methodology was applied to Puerto de la Cruz, the oldest tourism destination in the Canary Islands and a clear paradigm of a consolidated resort. The objective is to define and implement policies to transform Puerto de la Cruz into a more sustainable tourism destination.

Keywords: public policies; renovation of tourism activities; sustainable tourist destinations; participatory integrated assessment; consolidated tourism resorts (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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