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Sustainability 2016, 8(7), 680; doi:10.3390/su8070680

Transforming Mature Tourism Resorts into Sustainable Tourism Destinations through Participatory Integrated Approaches: The Case of Puerto de la Cruz

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Departamento de Economía Aplicada y Métodos Cuantitativos, Facultad de Economía, Empresa y Turismo, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Campus de Guajara, La Laguna (Tenerife) 38200, Spain
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Departamento de Geografía, Facultad de Geografía e Historia, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Campus de Guajara, La Laguna (Tenerife) 38200, Spain
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Departamento de Análisis Económico, Economía Financiera y Contabilidad, Facultad de Economía, Empresa y Turismo, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Campus de Guajara, La Laguna (Tenerife) 38200, Spain
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Received: 14 March 2016 / Revised: 1 July 2016 / Accepted: 13 July 2016 / Published: 20 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Management in Tourism and Hospitality)
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Abstract

Transforming mature tourism resorts has evolved toward a greater involvement of public authorities and away from the mere renovation of public spaces. Authorities today are required to lead the reorganization of tourism activities through the development of co-operative networks between all stakeholders involved. In this paper, a participatory integrated approach has been designed and implemented in collaboration with Spanish authorities and the tourism sector to propose a strategy to achieve the renovation of tourism resorts. This methodology was applied to Puerto de la Cruz, the oldest tourism destination in the Canary Islands and a clear paradigm of a consolidated resort. The objective is to define and implement policies to transform Puerto de la Cruz into a more sustainable tourism destination. View Full-Text
Keywords: public policies; renovation of tourism activities; sustainable tourist destinations; participatory integrated assessment; consolidated tourism resorts public policies; renovation of tourism activities; sustainable tourist destinations; participatory integrated assessment; consolidated tourism resorts
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Corral, S.; Hernández, J.; Navarro Ibáñez, M.; Rivero Ceballos, J.L. Transforming Mature Tourism Resorts into Sustainable Tourism Destinations through Participatory Integrated Approaches: The Case of Puerto de la Cruz. Sustainability 2016, 8, 680.

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