quarta-feira, outubro 11, 2017

"The planning of tourism on rural areas: the stakeholders` perceptions of the Boticas municipality (Northeastern Portugal)"

Most of the strategies developed to “save” rural territories in Europe have not been successful. One of the main problems has been the adoption of the top-down paradigm in the approach to the development of those territories. Portugal is a good example of the difficulty of adopting a bottom-up paradigm. The main objective of this paper is to present the perceptions of the local (including the residents) and regional stakeholders acting at Boticas towards the set of resources available and the development of the tourism industry. Boticas is a Northeastern Portuguese rural low density municipality. Capturing those perceptions, the research aims contributing to the establishment of a more integrated and innovative development strategy and, this way, a more able one in what concerns profiting from the potential associated to the growing of the tourism industry experienced lately by Portugal. The adoption of a mixed-method to proceed to the evaluation of the resources and capturing the perceptions on their tourist potential kept by the different stakeholders is suggested. Empirical data was collected through a survey applied to 373 of its residents and 25 interviews conducted to local and regional actors, supported by an inventory performed of the cultural resources and its capacity of being visited. We could conclude that residents tend to have a very positive perception towards tourism development and that their perceptions largely met the ones of other stakeholders.

Keywords: Rural Development; Tourism Planning; Perceptions; Resources; Tourist Attributes; Stakeholders.

Resumo de artigo publicado em European Countryside, Vol.9, Nº 3, 2017, págs. 504-525 [DOI: 10.1515/euco-2017-0030] (trabalho em co-autoria com Paula Remoaldo, Isabel Freitas, Olga Matos, Hélder Lopes, Maria Dolores Sánchez Fernández e Vitor Ribeiro).

quinta-feira, outubro 05, 2017

Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais: N.º 46 (setembro 2017)

Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais N.º 46 (2017)

"The Human Capital as an Engine of Sustainable Development: Analysis of the National and Regional Reality of Portugal"
Eduardo Duque

"Estimation of the Elasticity of Substitution Between Skilled and Unskilled Men in Agglomerations Between 1980 and 2000 in Brazil and the Simulation of the Impact of Migration on the Skill Wage Gap"
Tiago Freire

"Glamping um Novo Paradigma no Turismo"
Bárbara Rebocho, Antónia Correia

"Uma Abordagem Baseada na Programação Por Metas Para a Gestão de Sistemas Agroflorestais Com Múltiplos Stakeholders"
António Xavier, Maria de Belém Costa Freitas, Rui Fragoso, Maria do Socorro Rosário

"As Unidades de Conservação de Uso Sustentável no Bioma Amazônico: Dilemas e Perspectivas Para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável"
Thais Helena Teixeira, José Ambrósio Ferreira Neto, Roseni Aparecida de Moura, Natália Aragão de Figueiredo

"Profiling Family Firms in the Autonomous Region of the Azores"
Duarte Pimentel, Marc Scholten, João Pedro Couto

sexta-feira, setembro 29, 2017

"Discussing the posthosting evaluation of a mega sporting event: The perception of Warsaw Residents toward UEFA EURO 2012”

•  “Discussing the posthosting evaluation of a mega sporting event: The perception of Warsaw Residents toward UEFA EURO 2012”, Tourism and HospitalityResearch, Vol. 17, Nº 4, 2017, pp. 392–410 [Publicado online em 1 de agosto de 2016, DOI: 10.1177/1467358416642009] (Justyna Garbacz, J. Cadima Ribeiro e Paulo Reis Mourão).

The aim of this paper is to identify Warsaw residents’ perceptions and attitudes toward the UEFA EURO 2012 tournament. The investigation focused on how residents of Warsaw perceived the impacts of the tournament one year after the event. A questionnaire survey was applied using a stratified sampling method to 480 residents of Warsaw. The results of the survey and ordered logit regressions show that although the residents did not perceive that the economic benefits of the tournament were spread uniformly, a large majority valued the tournament’s role in promoting Warsaw as a tourist destination and enhancing the international identity of the city. Whereas residents generally displayed positive attitudes toward EURO 2012 in terms of lifting their pride and bringing the community closer together, they also noted some negative impacts of the event. The opinions expressed about the tournament depended on the age, education, and income of the responders. A majority of the residents agreed that the positive impacts of EURO 2012 outweighed the negative.

sábado, setembro 23, 2017