Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Elgert, Laureen

Center

OTHER / Other location, not listed

Abstract

Sustainable community based tourism (CBT) can benefit rural communities while mitigating the possible disadvantages of large-scale tourism by utilizing connections with the residents. We investigated the social, cultural, economic, and environmental factors that influence sustainable CBT specific to the Shaglli parroquia in Azuay, Ecuador.Through observations, surveys, focus groups, and interviews we developed a plan for the implementation of CBT. This plan included two tourist packages in conjunction with an online presence of the community to attract tourists.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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