Faculty Advisor

Kurlanska, Courtney Brooke

Abstract

By By utilizing the Sustainable Livelihood model, our team assessed the sustainability of tourism in the rural parish of Sayausí, located near Cuenca, Ecuador. In collaboration with our sponsor organization, Turismo Rural Sayausí, we evaluated the feasibility of their tourism initiative by conducting a series of interviews and surveys with organization members and tourists in Cuenca. Our findings indicate that while the organization has access to an excess of natural resources and a solid infrastructure, a lack of formal training and poor financial management limits their potential. Based on this assessment, our team was then able to provide feedback and recommendations to enhance their tourism efforts and improve their sustainability.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-03-06

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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