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Tourism In The Economic Growth Of Arequipa Region: Assessment And Development Policy Implications

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  • Carmen María LLORCA RODRÍGUEZ
  • Amalia Cristina CASAS JURADO
  • Amparo SOLER DOMINGO
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    The objectives of this paper are, firstly, to determine the role of tourism in the economic growth of the Arequipa region and, secondly, to propose actions that can shed light onto the policy making by the regional authorities which have selected the sector as a trigger of development. We have used the Ivanov and Webster methodology based on economic growth decomposition. Our results show tourism’s potential in Arequipa’s economy and the key role that community tourism could play in the conduct of the region’s socioeconomic characteristics and its environmental and cultural restrictions.

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    Article provided by Euro-American Association of Economic Development in its journal Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 5-14

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    Keywords: Arequipa; Development; Community Tourism; Sustainable Tourism;

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    1. Yaprak G�lcan & Yeşim Kuştepeli & Sedef Akg�ng�r, 2009. "Public Policies and Development of the Tourism Industry in the Aegean Region," European Planning Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(10), pages 1509-1523, February.
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