Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Project Center

Costa Rica


This report, prepared for the Bellbird Biological Corridor, details the potential of adapting sustainable tourism in rural areas throughout Monteverde, Costa Rica. The study considers the economic and environmental impacts of rural tourism and how to develop a promotional plan for networking the various tourism initiatives throughout the region and promoting the shared use of resources. Through interviews and surveys with the initiatives and stakeholders, we gathered data that allowed us to establish a well-informed marketing plan, which will benefit both the initiatives and stakeholders. The initiatives’ distinguishing attributes were analyzed and emphasized in order to promote their businesses through an online interactive map to increase their web presence.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs