Communitarian tourism - Hosts and mediators in Peru
Abbreviated Journal Title
Ann. Touris. Res.
community; brokers; mediators; indigenous; development; ANTHROPOLOGY; IMPACTS; Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism; Sociology
This study provides a long-term, ethnographic assessment of the development, management, and decline of communitarian tourism in the rural Peruvian indigenous community of Taquile Island, focusing on relations between hosts and outsider brokers/mediators. To date, relationships with outsider tour operators and guides have generally been acrimonious due to competition over control of transportation and the type of tourism outsiders have promoted. Nonetheless, Taquile's initiative was at first successful because of help from a hitherto unresearched group of individual foreigners. The study points to the need for further investigation of the potential impact of this type of broker/mediator, particularly visa-vis public-sector investment and development.
Annals of Tourism Research
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Communitarian tourism - Hosts and mediators in Peru" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 38.