Author(s): H. Rojas-Pinilla
The UN WTO and national governments worldwide have been promoting
Sustainable Tourism (ST) as a promising activity for alternative development,
particularly for the Sustainable Development of rural areas.
Territorial Rural Development (TRD) perspective is focused on analyzing Power
relations, namely how different stakeholders at various levels (local, national and
international) have different possibilities of practicing power in terms of access,
control and distribution of tourism resources in six main dimensions; social,
economic, ecological, institutional, political and cultural.
The aim of this paper is
to analyze the UN WTO and the Colombian Government policies to promote
ecotourism, and their possibility to effectively contribute from the power
approach to TRD.
sustainable tourism, tourism resources, alternative development,
territorial rural development, power relations, public policy.
The present article is the result of a research project funded totally by the
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Research Office in Bogotá, Colombia.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SW100631
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