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Tourist participatory diagnosis of a case study in the Restrepo municipality, Colombia

Ramírez, E.D.

Short title: Tourist participatory diagnosis of a case study

The Participatory Tourism Diagnosis before a methodology is a technique of work for managers and planners of tourism at the local level to carry out initial studies on tourism present in a territory with the role and direct participation of the different actors involved in tourism development. In this sense, the present study brings together the results of the application of Participatory Tourism Diagnosis, in the municipality of Restrepo, Colombia, identifying and valuing attractions in the area. The procedure was based on three phases: the first corresponding to the initial diagnosis of tourism in the municipality. The second, the development of the inventory of natural and cultural attractions participatory manner starting with the identification and subsequently evaluate them. Finally, the third phase consisted of the spatial location and attractive geographic characterized. We conclude that the diagnosis Tourist used departs from traditional technical methods to identify the supply of attractive, since part of the recognition and empowerment of local stakeholders of tourism, promoting community service and local leadership.

Ramírez, E.D. Universidad Santo Tomás. Facultad de Administración de Empresas Agropecuarias. Seccional Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia. edwarramirez@usantotomas.edu.co

Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. VI (Special 1): 1-16, 2015
Copyright © 2015 Ignacio J. Díaz-Maroto Hidalgo
DOI: 10.5261/2015.ESP1.01