Faculty Advisor

Elgert, Laureen

Faculty Advisor

Pollice, Gary F.


Tourism introduces economic and social incentives to share and preserve a community’s traditions through promotion. In cooperation with La Asociación El Cántaro de Sancapac, this project investigates the progress of tourism implementation within the parochial community of Cumbe. We completed our research in three stages: tourism sustainability, resource documentation, and tourism viability. Through documentation, surveys, and interviews, we found plenty of resources in Cumbe that can be utilized for tourism, a tourist interest in the assets and activities in Cumbe, and how to solicit assistance from government organizations. We provided La Asociación with an archive of documentation, prototypes of promotional materials, a translation manual, and a Facebook page for online promotion.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Department

Computer Science