Agrotourism and Agro-Ecotourism in Costa Rica

artículo -- Universidad de Costa Rica, Programa de Investigación en Desarrollo Urbano Sostenible. 2010

Main Author: Zumbado Morales, Félix
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://ertr.tamu.edu/files/2014/07/eRTR_Zumbado-Morales.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/11428
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spelling RepoKERWA114282018-06-19T20:51:44Z Agrotourism and Agro-Ecotourism in Costa Rica Zumbado Morales, Félix Costa Rica Ecotourism Sustainable development Green economy artículo -- Universidad de Costa Rica, Programa de Investigación en Desarrollo Urbano Sostenible. 2010 Agrotourism is a form of tourism that encourages visitors to experience rural culture as a tourist attraction. The term “agro-ecotourism” was used for the first time in Costa Rica in 1994, and it is generally used as synonym of agrotourism. Nonetheless, not all cases of agrotourism display sufficient concern for the environment to be considered agro-ecotourism. The aim of the present document is to examine the relationship between tourism and agriculture in Costa Rica by comparing the current use of the agro-ecotourism label with its theoretical foundations based on the analysis of 68 projects in Costa Rica. In all these projects, tourism activities were combined with agriculture. The study found that just a few of the evaluated projects are following the characteristics presented by the agro-ecoturism definition while suggesting the need to establish a system of certification to differentiate agro-ecotourism projects from other kinds of tourism businesses. Universidad de Costa Rica UCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ingeniería::Programa de Investigación en Desarrollo Urbano Sostenible (ProDUS) 2015-05-08T16:50:39Z 2015-05-08T16:50:39Z 2010 info:eu-repo/semantics/article Artículo científico http://ertr.tamu.edu/files/2014/07/eRTR_Zumbado-Morales.pdf issn:1941-5842 http://hdl.handle.net/10669/11428 en_US application/pdf e-Review of Tourism Research (eRTR) 8(6):196-210
institution Universidad de Costa Rica
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language Inglés
topic Costa Rica
Ecotourism
Sustainable development
Green economy
spellingShingle Costa Rica
Ecotourism
Sustainable development
Green economy
Zumbado Morales, Félix
Agrotourism and Agro-Ecotourism in Costa Rica
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author Zumbado Morales, Félix
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title Agrotourism and Agro-Ecotourism in Costa Rica
title_short Agrotourism and Agro-Ecotourism in Costa Rica
title_full Agrotourism and Agro-Ecotourism in Costa Rica
title_fullStr Agrotourism and Agro-Ecotourism in Costa Rica
title_full_unstemmed Agrotourism and Agro-Ecotourism in Costa Rica
title_sort agrotourism and agro-ecotourism in costa rica
publishDate 2015
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