Artículo Year: 2009 Vol.: 7 No.: 3 pp.: 503-514 Language: Inglés

Tourism development: sustainable or sustained? Intercultural reflections on the case of Praia do Forte-Bahia, Brazil

Author: Simone Alves, Adriana Victoria G. de Hilal

This article adopts qualitative exploratory research, undertaken by means of a single-case study on Praia do Forte, a tourism destination located on the Brazilian coast. Use was made of secondary data and in-depth interviews with local residents, to answer the research question of how this destination could follow a path of tourism development in a way that differentiates it from similar ones; and, as secondary objective if the degree of current development can still be seen as sustainable. Based on a systematic perspective of tourism, we seek to extend the vision of development so as to include sociocultural and environmental dimensions of sustainability based on Sachs' (1986) model. The results indicate that three factors seem to answer the question.

ISSN: 1695-7121
URL: Descargar
Title in English: Tourism development: sustainable or sustained? Intercultural reflec- tions on the case of Praia do Forte-Bahia, Brazil

logo revista pasos blanco transparente

Creative Commons License
PASOS. Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural by PASOS, RTPC is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-No comercial-Sin obras derivadas 3.0;a License.

Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at

Dorabadge1 whitex300

Contact Details

Revista PASOS
Instituto de Investigación Social y Turismo
Universidad de La Laguna
Apartado de correos 456
38004 La Laguna
Islas Canarias - Spain
Telf.: +34 922 317966