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El turismo micológico como fuente de ingresos y empleo en el medio rural. El caso de Castilla y León/Edible Wild Mushrooms Tourism as a Source of Income and Employment in Rural Areas. Castilla y León Case

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  • FRUTOS MADRAZO, PABLO De

    () (Departamento de Economía Aplicada. E.U.EE.EE. de Soria. Universidad de Valladolid. Santo Tome, 6. 42004 SORIA. Tel.: 975129318..)

  • MARTÍNEZ PEÑA, FERNANDO

    () (Departamento de Investigación y Experiencias Forestales, JUNTA DE CASTILLA Y LEÓN, ESPAÑA.)

  • ESTEBAN LALEONA, SONIA

    () (Departamento de Economía Aplicada, UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID, ESPAÑA.)

Abstract

La recolección de hongos silvestres comestibles se está convirtiendo en un importante motor generador de rentas en el medio rural. Este es el caso de lo que se podría denominar turismo micológico, un importante nicho de mercado dentro del subsector del turismo rural. A pesar de ello, no existen investigaciones de su importancia en las áreas rurales con recurso. Así, en la presente investigación se analiza su aportación a la economía de los territorios rurales de la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León. Para ello se estiman cuatro variables fundamentales; el número de pernoctaciones y de viajes realizados por turistas micológicos, así como el gasto asociado y el empleo generado. Edible wild mushrooms harvesting is becoming an important activity that generates income in rural areas. This is the case of mycological tourism, an important niche in the subsector of rural tourism. Despite this situation, there is no research in relation to its importance in the rural areas with resources. So, this paper discusses its contribution to the economy of the rural territories in the autonomous region of Castilla y León. In this sense, we estimate four fundamental variables; the number of overnight stays and trips by this kind of tourists as well as associated spending and generated employment.

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  • FRUTOS MADRAZO, PABLO De & MARTÍNEZ PEÑA, FERNANDO & ESTEBAN LALEONA, SONIA, 2011. "El turismo micológico como fuente de ingresos y empleo en el medio rural. El caso de Castilla y León/Edible Wild Mushrooms Tourism as a Source of Income and Employment in Rural Areas. Castilla y León ," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 29, pages 279-308, Abril.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:29_1_6
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    Keywords

    turismo micológico; aportación económica a la renta y al empleo ; mycological tourism; economic contribution to income and employment..;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • Q26 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Recreational Aspects of Natural Resources

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