Analysis of the Chilean Tourism Market - Products and Opportunities for the Destination Pucón and the IXth Region
GRIN Verlag, 2007 - 280 pages
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2005 in the subject Tourism, grade: 1,5, Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (University of Applied Sciences), course: Leisure and Tourism Management, 80 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: For many countries like Chile, particularly in the developing world, tourism is one of the few meaningful sources of economic development and job creation. What would be the situation of countries like Cuba and many others without tourism? Therefore it can play an important role in improving living standards and raising people above the poverty threshold. Throughout this essay the example of the tourist destination Pucon and the IXth region will be used to explain the situation now and ..., abstract: On the economic front, tourism has the capacity to create jobs: jobs for the poor, jobs in the indigenous communities, unskilled as well as highly qualified jobs, jobs in seaside resorts as well as in remote rural areas and in ecotourism activities. Tourism is a much more diverse industry than many others and can build upon a wide resource base. Diversity increases the scope for wide participation. Furthermore, most export industries depend on financial, productive and human capital. Indeed, tourism depends on these but also on natural capital, such as wildlife, scenery and beaches, and culture, vital assets of many developing countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. For these reasons combined, tourism should be considered as one of the important economic development opportunities available to developing countries in the region. The United Nations declared the year 2002 as INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ECOTOURISM. The development of ecotourism often involves precious and fragile natural resources and must be done with great sensitivity. Natural habitats have been diminishing at alarming rates and equally alarming reports are regularly published on diminishing water resources, deforestation, increases in pollution, the destructio
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