Harmonic Tourism Methodology: A proposal for tourism planning in rural communities

Yanelli Daniela Palmas Castrejón, Alberto Amore, Rocio Serrano-Barquín

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    Over the last years, complex systems and insights from planning theory have gained momentum in tourism planning and local community development. Resilience and vulnerability are structural features of complex systems and contribute in further bridging the gap between tourism development and the wider domain of social sciences. Hence, arises the need to design and implement embedded models that foster environmentally embedded tourism projects rooted in the know-how of communities and their interrelation with institutional knowledge and third-order change. This chapter presents the Harmonic Tourism Methodology (HTM) as an alternative for community-based and community-led tourism planning. The methodology considers the interplay of rational and traditional knowledge emanating from a diagnosis of complex systems at the basis of community tourism projects. Two subsystems (biophysicist and anthropic) reflecting embedded environmental and socio-ecological features of livelihoods
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Community Based Tourism Management: Concepts, Issues & Implications
    EditorsSandeep K. Walia
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020

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