NEED FOR INNOVATION IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT OF THE LANDSCAPE DURING THE MATURE STAGE OF THE DESTINATION: PIE DE LA CUESTA, ACAPULCO, MEXICO
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KARLA ROSALBA ANZALDÚA-SOULÉ, MIRELLA SALDAÑA ALMAZAN, MA. ELVIA CHAVARRÍA SOLÍS, CESAR DANIEL AGUILAR BECERRA
The district of Acapulco de Juarez in the state of Guerrero, Mexico has experienced a growth in tourism infrastructure that is reflected in its different stages of modernization (traditional or nautical, golden, and diamond). Urban evolution has brought impacts in the form of landscape alterations, social tension, and pollution amongst others. The Sectorial Plan for Tourism Development of the Metropolitan Area of Acapulco recently incorporated a fourth zone: Pie de la Cuesta that protects an environment of tranquility only some 10 km from the traditional area. Recent studies of the landscape and tourism enabled the revision of development, from a sustainable perspective, of elements from the landscape that hold an attraction motivating tourist displacement. The report mentions both considerations, valued in the diagnostic results based on Butler’s Life Cycle theory, where the destination is reported as being at a mature stage with evidence of decline. The objective of the investigation derived from the article is the evaluation of landscape resources at Pie de la Cuesta with the aim of maximizing tourism potential to strengthen the services offered through new activities, without reducing resource quality in the long term.
landscape, tourism development, Life Cycle, Pie de la Cuesta