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Título: Avaliação da capacidade de carga turistica para o geossítio de Penha Garcia
Autor: Coutinho, Inês Margarida Aparício
Orientador: Almeida, Ana Luísa Soares Ló de
Palavras-chave: Penha Garcia
capacidade de carga turistica
Data de Defesa: 2010
Editora: ISA
Resumo: Being tourism an important socioeconomical and cultural phenomena, it is considered as crucial instrument to develop countries as well as for the protection and enhancement of their cultural heritage. Tourists search at a growing pace, places in which they can contact with different cultures and different landscapes. So landscape is one of the main reasons why tourists choose a place instead of another, because it reveals de history of natural and mankind transformations and their values, translating each and every landscape in an unique place. Tourism offers are often connected with local and regional development opportunities however it’s also connected with environmental and cultural pressures. It is necessary that one pays attention to chances in the social and economical structure of touristic places. A bad development of tourism not only can affect negatively the pre-existent resources, but also tourism itself. That’s why it is needed a developing plan so that short term measures, used to fix urgent situations, won’t be needed but instead a managing programme, capable of dealing with problems since they appear and attend their growth patterns. For a good development of tourism activities these must respect the ability of local systems to sustain their growth. So this work is developed in two parts, the first referring to the understanding of Tourism Carrying Capacity and the second to the evaluation of tourism offer at the geomonument of Penha Garcia. Carrying capacity most commonly indicates us a value or something measurable but tourism carrying capacity evolves towards the search of a sustainable tourism, according to the characteristics of a touristic place. That’s why it is so important to tourism carrying capacity methodology that sociocultural and economical features are incorporated with the physical and ecological so that all factors acting in a touristic place integrate the analysis. But this concept wasn’t always associated with management and along the way appeared other methodologies trying to manage negative impacts of tourism and this work develops the methodology developed by Coccossis and Mexa. They propose nine steps until one can determine the systems carrying capacity, supporting their methodology on the separation of the three factors of a system, physical-ecological, socio-cultural and political-economical. For the second part of this work, UNESCO Global Geoparks Network is developed in the sense that Penha Garcia is a geosite of the first Portuguese geopark of this network and the dynamics within have the same bases of promoting a conservation and recognition of the geological heritage and its importance by developing tourism. The application of the methodology adopted is made for the two first steps in order to do a qualitative evaluation of tourism development in Penha Garcia, also enabling some conclusion about the system and some proposals of improvement.
Descrição: Mestrado em Arquitectura Paisagista - Instituto Superior de Agronomia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/3065
Aparece nas colecções:BISA - Dissertações de Mestrado / Master Thesis

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