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Sustainable Tourism and Renewable Energy’s Potential: A Local Development Proposal for the La Florida Community, Huaral, Peru

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Carrera de Administración, Facultad de Negocios, Universidad Privada del Norte, Lima 15301, Peru
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Dirección de Investigación, Innovación & Responsabilidad Social, Universidad Privada del Norte, Trujillo 13011, Peru
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Academic Editors: Aleksander Panasiuk, Robert Czudaj  and Ralf Fendel
Economies 2022, 10(2), 47; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10020047
Received: 10 November 2021 / Revised: 29 December 2021 / Accepted: 5 January 2022 / Published: 9 February 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tourism Economics)
Tourism contributes 10% to global gross domestic product (GDP), yet it generates 5% of all anthropogenic CO2, while 50 to 60% of carbon emissions are indirectly related to the sector. High levels of poverty afflict rural areas in developing countries, and sustainable tourism based on renewable energy is an ideal approach to generate local development. Our objectives are thus to gauge sustainable tourism’s influence on local development in the community of La Florida, Huaral, Peru and to evaluate the potential of renewable energy (solar and wind power) to propose an eco-efficient business alternative. A non-experimental, quantitative approach was used, in which 265 local residents completed a survey to ascertain their perspectives on the proposal. Moreover, the potential for solar and wind energy was measured to identify sustainable alternatives that residents might incorporate into local ventures. The results demonstrate a relationship between sustainable tourism and local development, as tourism activity enables community members to improve their quality of life and offers them the opportunity to generate new enterprises. Likewise, the assessment of renewable energy potential confirms its feasibility in this area. View Full-Text
Keywords: local community; community development; sustainable community; tourism and renewable energy local community; community development; sustainable community; tourism and renewable energy
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Riojas-Díaz, K.; Jaramillo-Romero, R.; Calderón-Vargas, F.; Asmat-Campos, D. Sustainable Tourism and Renewable Energy’s Potential: A Local Development Proposal for the La Florida Community, Huaral, Peru. Economies 2022, 10, 47. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10020047

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Riojas-Díaz K, Jaramillo-Romero R, Calderón-Vargas F, Asmat-Campos D. Sustainable Tourism and Renewable Energy’s Potential: A Local Development Proposal for the La Florida Community, Huaral, Peru. Economies. 2022; 10(2):47. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10020047

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Riojas-Díaz, Kiara, Ricardo Jaramillo-Romero, Fátima Calderón-Vargas, and David Asmat-Campos. 2022. "Sustainable Tourism and Renewable Energy’s Potential: A Local Development Proposal for the La Florida Community, Huaral, Peru" Economies 10, no. 2: 47. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10020047

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