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The Natural Offer Of The Landscape And The Demand For Tourism: A Spatial Analysis Of Visitors' Preferences

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIS000071

Volume

24

Pages

15

Published

2000

Size

1,504 kb

Author(s)

E. Fernandez, A. Rescia, P. Aguilera, H. Castro, M.F. Schmitz & F.D. Pineda

Abstract

In Spain, tourism constitutes an important source of income. In recent years the rural world, together with the spaces habitually visited, such as the beach or the mountains, has become the centre of increasing attention, due to the fact that some exceptionally attractive values have been recognised here, in the beauty of the landscapes, cultural characteristics and natural values. This paper deals with the methodology used to learn about the natural offer of the landscape and the degree to which different types of visitors appreciate this. The main natural and cultural variables characterising the landscape, and which of these might attr

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