WIT Press


SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN PARQUE NACIONAL LAGUNAS DE MONTEBELLO, MEXICO

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ST180091

Volume

227

Pages

11

Page Range

83 - 93

Published

2018

Author(s)

ROMANO GINO SEGRADO PAVÓN, ISMAEL IGNACIO CHUC PIÑA

Abstract

The objective was to regulate the tourist and recreational activities that are developed within the Lagunas de Montebello National Park (PNLM, its acronym in Spanish) with the implementation of tourism carrying capacity (TCC) and limits of acceptable change (LAC). The method applied was Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) with an interview script to key informants, a field checklist with georeferencing, two workshops with local actors, analysis of satellite images and application of formulas for TCC. Results include the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats (SWOT) analysis of the PNLM, the tourist capacity of sites for simultaneous users. Indicators for LAC were determined. Findings will assist public institutions to design better policies and strategies linked to tourism and sustainability.

Keywords

tourism, sustainability, carrying capacity, Montebello lagoons